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Stop leaders from using Army's reference for votes: Congress to EC

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A delegation met the (EC) on Friday, requesting it to cut-short the campaign days of those leaders who violate the model and rules by making references to the Armed Forces for the "sake of votes."

The delegation, comprising and Randeep Singh Surjewala, alleged that Narendra Modi, and other ministers have grossly violated the guidelines.

"We have requested the that if a leader from any political party violates rules and MCC or particularly reference of Armed forces or Balakot Airstrike in the election campaign for sake of votes, then he should not be allowed to campaign for the whole day. However, if he repeats his mistake for the second time then he or she should not be allowed to campaign for two days and so on," Singhvi told reporters here.

"This never happened in the history of Narendra Modi, and other ministers are openly flouting the norms and referring Balakot air strike and other incidences for wooing votes. We demand that it should be immediately stopped," he added.

Modi, while addressing a rally on April 9 in Maharashtra, urged first-time voters to dedicate their votes to the which carried out air strikes at Balakot. He also made a similar appeal during a public rally in Ahmednagar today.

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 19:08 IST