Narendra Modi’s roadshow in Varanasi on Thursday may have rallied the BJP cadre and supporters together, but it has left the incumbent Congress rattled.
Senior Congress leader and Union minister Anand Sharma has informed the press that the ruling party has lodged a complaint with the Election Commission against the roadshow by the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, ahead of his filing of nomination in Varanasi.
“The Congress has complained to the Election Commission that in the 117 constituencies in which voting is being held today, Narendra Modi’s roadshow was telecast live on all TV channels. This violated the model code of conduct and influenced voters,” Sharma said at a press conference.
The date of filing of nomination was selected in a pre-planned manner, Sharma said further, adding “we demand an FIR in this case against all those who were involved in the roadshow”.
“We don’t want to see any notice but instead concrete action,” the minister said, amply making clear the Congress party’s intentions.
“The nation is looking up to the Election Commission to see how it acts,” the minister concluded.