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EC gives Modi clean chit for speech on Rahul contesting from Wayanad

Modi had said the Congress was "scared" to field its leaders from constituencies where the majority dominates.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi casts vote in Ahmedabad. Photo: ANI

Press Trust of India New Delhi
The Election Commission (EC) said Tuesday Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech in which he criticised Congress chief Rahul Gandhi for contesting from Kerala's Wayanad, where Hindus are a minority, didn't violate election laws.

"The matter has been examined in detail in accordance to the extant guidelines/provisions of the Model Code of Conduct, the Representation of the People Act and the report of the Chief Electoral Officer, Maharashtra. Accordingly, the commission is of the considered view that in this matter no such violation has been noticed," an EC spokesperson said.

The Congress had earlier this month had approached the EC and had sought

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First Published: Apr 30 2019 | 10:05 PM IST

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