NEW DELHI-Congress workers on Thursday marched towards the Election Commission office in Delhi protesting against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘roadshow’ in Gujarat after casting his vote. The police stopped the party workers and detained them outside Sardar Patel Bhawan near Patel Chowk in Delhi. Security has been increased outside the Election Commission office.
Responding to the allegations, the election commission said that the complaint looks anticipatory in nature. “Have received a complaint regarding MCC violation after casting of the vote. It is a complaint which is is more anticipatory in nature which says the crowd was there and this could be a roadshow. This complaint has been given to DEO Ahmedabad,” Gujarat Chief Electoral Officer said.
The poll panel added that a team to monitor poll code violation was present at the spot and are finalising the probe report.
Congress has been alleging that Modi violated the poll code by holding a mini ‘roadshow’ in Ranip after he voted for the assembly elections in the state on Thursday.
Modi reached the polling booth at Ranip amid huge applause from a flood of people. After he came out of the polling booth, he showed his inked finger to the crowd and greeted them.
Witnessing the pomp and show, the Congress has knocked the door of the Election Commission and accused Modi of holding a roadshow to influence voters in the state.
“Election Commission has become a puppet and constitutional norms are being violated. What is the reason that Amit Shah addressed the press meet at a public place like Ahmedabad airport, yet the Election Commission did not say anything. We demand that if EC has any shame for their position and Constitution, they need to act,” Randeep Surjewala alleged adding that the poll panel has become a frontal organisation of the BJP.