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Election Commission issues notice to Rahul Gandhi for ‘panauti’ remarks against PM Modi

The Election Fee on Thursday issued a show-cause discover to Congress chief Rahul Gandhi for his ‘panauti’ and ‘pickpocket’ remarks towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The ballot physique additionally requested the Congress chief to reply by twenty fifth November.

The BJP on Wednesday demanded motion by the Election Fee towards Rahul Gandhi for his ‘panauti’ and ‘pickpocket’ jibes at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and recalled Indira Gandhi’s “insult” of the Indian hockey group within the 1982 Asian Video games ultimate whereas praising its chief’s encouragement to cricket gamers after their World Cup ultimate loss.

“The remarks of Kharge and Gandhi, who are indulging in spreading a web of lies and are habitual offenders, call for initiating criminal proceedings against these offenders and strict action as they have no respect for moral values in their conduct and even for the electoral laws as well as the Model Code of Conduct guidelines,” the occasion mentioned in its memorandum to the EC.

Gandhi, in a ballot speech in Rajasthan, had used the ‘panauti’ barb towards Modi as he had attended the World Cup cricket ultimate which India misplaced to Australia after 10 consecutive wins within the event.

The BJP additionally referred to the previous Congress president’s ‘pickpocket’ dig at Modi throughout a ballot speech in Madhya Pradesh on November 22 during which he alleged the prime minister diverts individuals’s consideration whereas industrialist Gautam Adani picks individuals’s pockets. That is how pickpockets function, he had alleged.

The BJP in its submission to the EC mentioned, “We request the Election Commission to intervene urgently by taking appropriate legal action against Mallikarjun Kharge and Rahul Gandhi for their continued fraudulent, baseless and abusive practice and to pass a prohibitory order against them,” the BJP delegation mentioned in its communication to the EC.

In any other case, it should spoil the electoral surroundings, the place “abusing, usage of objectionable and offensive language to defame respectable individuals and spreading false news will become inevitable”, it added.

With inputs from PTI.

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