AAP complains to EC against PM Modi for violating Model Code of Conduct


ANI Politics
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has written a letter to the Election Commission of India, complaining that Prime Minister Narendra Modi violated the Model Code of Conduct during his interview with Republic Channel here on Friday.
In the letter, the AAP alleged PM Modi spoke of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was captured by Pakistani Army while he shot down Pakistan's F16 fighter jet.
The party alleged Prime Minister Modi used Abhinandan's name for political gain, which is violative of the Model Code of Conduct. The letter states that the Election Commission has issued an advisory in which it has cautioned the leaders of political parties while making any reference of the Armed Forces in the election campaign.
The AAP said in the letter that the interview was seen by the people across the nation and the BJP's official Twitter handle circulated it in order to gain political mileage.
The party urged the Election Commission to take cognisance of the violation of Model Code of Conduct by Prime Minister Modi himself and take appropriate action as per laws.

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First Published: Mar 30 2019 | 12:24 AM IST

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