The Supreme Court on Thursday asked Election Commission (EC) to decide before May 6 as what steps it is going to take on remaining nine complaints filed by Congress party against PM Modi and BJP President Amit Shah for allegedly violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC).
The bench comprising CJI Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta, Sanjeev Khanna was acting on a plea filed by Congress MP Sushmita Dev seeking direction to EC to take action on complaints of alleged violation of MCC by BJP President Amit Shah and PM Narendra Modi.
“It is in public domain that they have indulged in hate speeches, repeatedly used the armed forces for political propaganda, despite a clear prohibition on the same by the Respondent/ECI. Furthermore, the Prime Minister in blatant violation of the MCC held a rally on the day of polling in Gujarat on April 23rd, 2019 i.e. date of voting in the third phase of the election,” the plea read.
—India Legal Bureau