New Delhi: BJP on Monday sought to know the
whether Congress leader Rahul Gandhi`s alleged violation of
the model code of conduct in Kanpur is "a deliberate act to
challenge the Election Commission".
"Is this a deliberate act by Congress to challenge the
poll body?" BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy said.
An FIR was filed against Rahul for alleged violation of
model code of conduct by Kanpur district authorities in Uttar
Pradesh which said that his road show in Kanpur had breached
the time limit and the route map set by them.
Attacking Congress, Rudy said "first it was Law Minister
Salman Khurshid who had challenged the EC and said he can be
hanged but he will stick to the minority quota issue and
despite any apology issued by him, another Congress Minister
Beni Prasad Verma repeated the act and challenged the EC."
He alleged Rahul took out a rally without permission
and breaching all rules.
"He is intelligent, informed and knows the rules since he
is an SPG protectee. Yet, he changed the route and timing. So,
is this yet another challenge to EC?" the BJP leader said.
However, Congress said Rahul has not committed any
illegality and legitimate campaign is a fundamental part of
free democratic right.