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Congress complains to EC against Modi, Irani

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Friday moved the against and for allegedly "dragging" the armed forces in repeatedly.

leaders and also raised the issues of submitting "contradictory affidavits" to the on her educational qualifications and also about a on Modi.

Talking to the media after meeting the EC, Singhvi said PM, the of the ruling party and its other leaders are "shamelessly dragging the armed forces for cheap "

"Never in the history has this happened," he said, adding the on Modi is also a violation of the Model Code of Conduct as it is biographical in nature and it should be banned immediately.

"If the person makes another violation, he/she should be barred from two days of campaigning, similarly three and four days for the third and fourth violation," he said.

Speaking about Irani's qualification, Surjewala said the is not commenting on her qualification, saying they believe that even the illiterate can also hold high positions.

"But the question is the people have been cheated and the has lied to them about her qualifications."

The Congress has submitted a memorandum to the over Irani "repeatedly lying" about her qualifications.

"There is no information about the degree of the and also his Irani. There are no classmates of the and Irani who are coming out. This is a very serious issue as the people have been cheated repeatedly."

Surjewala demanded that the should disqualify Irani for changing her qualifications multiple times.

He also said that there should be a strict action and should be sacked for her remarks and for "dividing people".

Addressing an election rally, she had said that she would like to win without support of Muslims and would not want to give jobs to them if they did not vote for her.

The party also urged the to issue directions to all Chief Electoral Officers, booth level officers and other election officials to ensure proper functioning of EVMs during the Lok Sabha elections. It also sought immediate investigation into the malfunctioning of the EVMs and other issues reported from various parts of the country during the first phase of polls on April 11.

It said posters of Gen VK Singh were posted right outside a polling station. The party also alleged that candidate from Tehri Garhwal parliamentary constituency "printed voter slips on her election pamphlet".

The party said it was making fifth request for "urgent and necessary" intervention against Modi's "continued and brazen violation" of the Model Code of Conduct and in particular the "hateful and divisive comments by him", Shah and UP in election rallies at Nanded, and

In its representation against Irani, Congress called for immediate action for filing "false affidavit", saying it attracts "up to six months imprisonment and/or fine".

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First Published: Sat, April 13 2019. 05:12 IST
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