New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi violated the model code of conduct by making announcements in his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ address to “influence” voters in Bihar, alleged Nitish Kumar’s Party. They urged that the Election Commission has to take stern action, including suspension of BJP as a national party.
In a complaint submitted to the EC, JD (U) spokesperson K C Tyagi said, Modi “violated” the poll guidelines by announcing that interviews for non-Gazetted Group B, C and D posts will no longer be held from next year and also by talking about gold guarranty credit scheme.
“In complete violations of the Model Code of Conduct and utter defiance of the specific directions of the Commission, Modi made these statements,” said the complaint which has also been endorsed by Congress.
JDU also objected to Modi’s statement that he had gone to London to inaugurate the house where B R Ambedkar had lived as a student.”All these announcements were deliberately made to influence and induce the voters in Bihar elections with the sole purpose to seek votes,” JDU spokesperson said.
The conditions imposed on the Prime Minister by the Commission had been violated, the complaint repeated again.