Congress accuses Modi of Poll code violation, seeks EC probe: MP

Congress not only accused PM Modi for using only 'lies' and violating model code of conduct but also furnished a complaint letter and demanded a probe against the PM by the Election Commission.

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Published on 19 Nov 2018 6:44 AM GMT

Congress accuses Modi of Poll code violation, seeks EC probe: MP
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New Delhi: The Congress rebukes Prime Minister Narendra Modi for misquoting Congress' Madhya Pradesh unit chief, Kamal Nath and targeting him over a fake viral video in his speech, during an election rally at Chhindwara, on Sunday.

Congress not only accused PM Modi for using only 'lies' and violating model code of conduct but also furnished a complaint letter and demanded a probe against the PM by the Election Commission. Congress also questioned the basis on which Modi had given the statement.

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Modi alleged that Congress State chief Kamal Nath in a video had said that the winnability of a candidate was the most important factor for him, rather than whether he was corrupt, a goon or facing criminal cases.

It is to be mentioned that Mr Nath is a nine-time Lok Sabha MP of the Congress from Chhindwara.

The prime minister went on to ask the gathering, "Should Madhya Pradesh be saved from such people (Congress candidates) or not? Should the state go into such hands?"

Reacting to PM Modi's speech, the Congress said it had filed a complaint with the Election Commission (EC) about the "doctored and edited" video.

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"Narendra Modi, who is holding the top post of prime minister, has dished out lies in Chhindwara on the basis of this doctored video," Congress spokesperson Narendra Saluja said.

Madhya Pradesh is all set for its elections on November 28. The counting of votes will take place on December 11.

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