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BJP moves EC to seek campaign ban on Rahul for 'false' allegation against Modi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Tuesday urged the (EC) to ban from campaigning in the polls and impose the "heaviest penalty" on him, saying he levelled false allegations against on the Rafale deal.

A delegation comprising Union ministers and among others met Election Commissioner with the complaint and demanded action against Gandhi for repeatedly using the term 'chowkidar chor hai' and making false attributions to the

"Today we have strongly complained to the to take serious cognisance, take appropriate action against for his continuous reckless allegations against the of by calling him 'Chowkidar chor hai'," Prasad told the reporters outside the office after meeting the CEC.

Demanding strict action against Gandhi, the also said that the chief's behaviour was in violation of the model code of conduct (MCC).

"It is the alone which is authorised to take action in case of violation of MCC. We have urged the EC to impose heaviest penalty on Gandhi including banning him from campaigning because of the reckless manner in which he is abusing the campaign platform. He is shamelessly saying 'chowkidar chor hai' and lying constantly so there should by an investigation into it," Prasad said.

He also said that Gandhi crossed "all limits" by making false attributions to the order which only spoke about the admissibility of certain documents unauthorisedly taken out of the

He said Gandhi sought to distort the order which has not said a word of any illegality in the Rafale deal, adding that the has submitted all the evidence of his comments made after he filed nomination in Amethi.

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 20:30 IST