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Cong complains to EC over 'politicisation' of armed forces, Irani's 'contradictory' affidavits

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The on Friday moved the against and for allegedly "dragging" the armed forces in the political domain by using them to seek votes.

A delegation, comprising and Randeep Surjewala, made several representations such as over Smriti Irani's "contradictory affidavits" to the on her educational qualifications and a on Modi.

The party gave a memorandum to over Irani's contradictory affidavits, demanding that she should be disqualified from contesting.

"PM Modi, (Amit Shah) and other leaders of the ruling party are shamelessly and openly, for the first time in 70 years, are dragging the forces into cheap politics," Singhvi told reporters outside the

"Dragging the armed forces in political crossfire, asking for votes and doing cheap (using the forces), only and have done this," he said.

Singhvi said the has asked the to stop such violations and also requested the commission to not just censure or pull up those violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC), but dock the person guilty of violation a day of campaigning.

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

Singhvi said the should also put a stop on the on Modi, citing the commission's order stalling a biopic on the

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 18:10 IST