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TMC supremo and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee. (File Image: PTI)

TMC supremo and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee. (File Picture: PTI)

The TMC’s letter to the Election Fee outlines particular cases of alleged violations by the BJP

The Trinamool Congress on Tuesday requested the Election Fee to cease “blatant violations” of the ballot code by the BJP and its leaders, together with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whereas alleging that the mannequin code of conduct has been changed into “Modi Code of Conduct”.

After submitting a letter over the matter to the ballot panel, the TMC’s Rajya Sabha MPs Saket Gokhale and Sagarika Ghose addressed the media and expressed dismay over the “inaction” of the EC in opposition to PM Modi over Mannequin Code of Conduct (MCC) violations.

“JP Nadda was served a discover however there was completely no motion taken on our complaints. As a substitute, PM Modi has develop into extra emboldened in his remarks. He’s making guarantees he has no proper to make throughout elections, asserting monetary schemes which his occasion can not enact because the ruling occasion. ”But, there appears to be a disregard for the mannequin code of conduct,” Gokhale instructed reporters exterior the EC headquarters right here. Each Ghose and Gokhale claimed that PM Modi was not being held accountable for the violations of the ballot code.

“Below the watch of the Election Fee, the Mannequin Code of Conduct has now develop into the Modi Code of Conduct. Any assertion made by Modi goes unchecked and no motion is taken in opposition to him. This undermines the equity of our elections,” Ghose stated. Gokhale stated,

“We have now written to the EC demanding that for the remaining phases of the election, the Mannequin Code of Conduct be strictly enforced, complaints be acted upon, and Prime Minister Modi not be given a clear chit each time he violates election guidelines.”

The TMC’s letter to the Election Fee outlines particular cases of alleged violations by the BJP, together with false and malicious allegations and appeals for votes primarily based on faith, and divisive statements made by Prime Minister Modi in his rallies.

“The brazen and unabashed feedback made by Modi should not solely a deliberate assault on our secular republic but additionally in opposition to the ethos of free and honest electioneering,” the letter said. ”Since many of those breaches of the MCC have been dedicated by Narendra Modi and the ruling occasion on the Centre, BJP, the Election Fee has refused to behave strongly on the premise of such complaints. In reality, many are compelled to conclude that the MCC has been changed into the Modi Code of Conduct!” it stated.

The letter detailed cases the place the TMC had lodged complaints in opposition to the BJP for allegedly violating the mannequin code of conduct and urged the ballot panel to take quick and decisive motion. ”You’re earnestly requested to place a cease to such blatant violation of the MCC by the BJP and its leaders below the aegis of Modi. Failure to deal with these considerations wouldn’t solely undermine the credibility of the electoral course of but additionally erode public belief within the ECI and in the end violate the fundamental construction of the Structure,” it added.

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