Thu. Dec 7th, 2023

The Election Commission has issued a discover to Congress chief Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for her feedback on Prime Minister Narendra Modi throughout an election public assembly in Madhya Pradesh and requested her to answer by Thursday 8 p.m.

In a discover to Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday evening, the ballot panel stated, “Whereas, the Commission has received a complaint from the Bharatiya Janata Party vide their representation dated November 10 wherein it has been alleged that while addressing a public rally at Sanwer Assembly Constituency in Madhya Pradesh, you have made unverified and false statements in respect of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that have the potential to mislead the public and tarnish the image of the Prime Minister.”

The Commission stated that the general public typically believes that the statements made by the senior chief that too of a star campaigner of a National Party, are true, “it is expected that such a leader is privy to and possesses factual base of the statements made by him or her”.

“You must have verified the facts as stated so as to not leave any possibility of misleading the voters, ” the ballot panel stated.

“Now, therefore, you are hereby called upon to explain your statement made against star campaigner of another National Party and to show cause by 8 p.m. of November 16, 2023 as to why appropriate action for violation of Model Code of Conduct should not be taken against you, ” the Commission stated.

“In the event of no response from your side within the stipulated time, it will be presumed that you have nothing to say in the matter and the Election Commission will take appropriate action or decision in the matter without making any further reference to you, ” the ballot panel stated.

Polling for the 230-member MP Assembly is scheduled on November 17 and counting of votes will happen on December 3.

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