Election Commission is meeting in New Delhi today to decide on the alleged violation of model code of conduct by top political leaders. This was stated by Deputy Election Commissioner Chandra Bhushan Kumar during a press conference in the national capital last evening.
He was asked about the status of complaints filed against senior BJP leader and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah and Congress President Rahul Gandhi for alleged violation of poll norms.
Election Commission officials are also meeting today to discuss Assembly Elections in Jammu and Kashmir. Sources said, concerned officials from the state will attend the meeting.
The BJP had withdrawn support to the PDP, led by Ms Mehbooba Mufti in the 87-member J&K Assembly last year. Since the fallout of the coalition government, the state has been under President’s rule.
Supreme Court is likely to hear today a Congress MP’s plea seeking a direction to the Election Commission to take a decision on the complaints filed against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah over alleged violation of model code of conduct in their speeches.
A bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, yesterday said, it would hear the petition today. In her plea, Congress Lok Sabha MP from Silchar in Assam, Sushmita Dev sought an urgent hearing saying that the poll body has not taken any decision against Mr Modi and Mr Shah.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday expressed regret again for incorrectly attributing his remark against the Prime Minister on Rafale verdict to the Supreme Court.
Mr Gandhi filed a fresh affidavit following the apex court issued a formal notice to him on a criminal contempt petition by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi.
Mr Gandhi accused Ms Lekhi of trying to drag the court into political controversy for personal gains and political mileage by moving the contempt petition against him.
In her plea, Ms Lekhi alleged that Mr Gandhi has attributed his personal remark to the top court and tried to create prejudice.
Seeking dismissal of the contempt petition over his remark, the Congress President reiterated that his statement was made in the heat of political campaigning and there was not the slightest intention to insinuate anything regarding the Supreme Court proceedings in any manner.
The apex court had on 23 April issued criminal contempt notice to Rahul Gandhi for his remark on Prime Minister Narendra Modi while referring to the Rafale judgment, which the apex court said was incorrectly attributed to it.