New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday gave clean chit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his speech in Wardha, Maharashtra. The poll body said that he did not violate poll code during the speech.
"The matter has been examined in detail in accordance to the extant guidelines/provisions of the Model Code of Conduct, the Representation of the People Act and the report of the Chief Electoral Officer, Maharashtra. Accordingly, the commission is of the considered view that in this matter no such violation has been noticed," an EC spokesperson said, reports PTI.
Earlier this month, while making a reference to Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s decision to also contest from Kerala’s Wayanad, PM Modi had said that the opposition party was "scared" to field its leaders from constituencies where majority dominates.
"The Congress insulted Hindus and the people of the country have decided to punish the party in the election. Leaders of that party are now scared of contesting from constituencies dominated by majority (Hindu) population. That is why they are forced to take refuge in places where the majority is in a minority," PM Modi had said. After which, the Congress filed a complaint against PM Modi with the EC, alleging that the comments were "hateful and divisive".