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EC capitulation before PM and his gang obvious: Rahul

PTI
Published : May 20, 2019, 5:59 am IST
Updated : May 20, 2019, 5:59 am IST

The Congress party and Gandhi have been accusing the EC of being “biased” and “partial”.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi (Photo: Twitter | @INCIndia)
 Congress President Rahul Gandhi (Photo: Twitter | @INCIndia)

New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday alleged that the Election Commission’s “capitulation” before Prime Minister Narendra Modi is obvious and the poll watchdog is not feared and respected anymore.

Training his guns on the poll body on the last day of polling for the Lok Sabha elections, he listed a host of examples, including Mr Modi’s visit to Kedarnath in Uttarakhand, to accuse the EC of being biased towards the PM.

 

“From Electoral Bonds & EVMs to manipulating the election schedule, NaMo TV, ‘Modi’s Army’ & now the drama in Kedarnath; the Election Commission’s capitulation before Mr Modi & his gang is obvious to all Indians,” Gandhi tweeted.

“The EC used to be feared and respected. Not anymore,” he said.

The Congress chief’s tweet came a day after his party hit out at the poll panel after Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa reportedly wrote to the Chief Election Commissioner that he will be recusing himself from EC meetings as his dissent was not being recorded on clearances given by the poll panel to the PM over alleged poll code violations.

 

While the EC had concluded that NaMo TV, sponsored by the BJP, can’t display ‘election matter’ during the poll silence period, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath had described the Indian Army as “Modiji ke sena” (Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Army).

The Congress party and Gandhi have been accusing the EC of being “biased” and “partial”.

Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram also hit out at the EC, alleging that the poll panel has surrendered its independence.

Tags: rahul gandhi, narendra modi, 2019 lok sabha elections
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