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Rahul newspaper interview paid news; take action action him, Cong: BJP to EC

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The BJP Friday approached the demanding action against the and its for his interview published in an English daily on Thursday, claiming it is a "shining example" of paid

A delegation including Union ministers J P Nadda, and BJP's submitted a memorandum to the poll panel enclosing a copy of the interview that was published from Hyderabad, saying "the reporting by way of an interview...is shining example of paid "

Addressing the media after meeting the poll panel officials, Naqvi said, "Just a day before the polling in Telangana and Rajasthan, through his interview, which was actually a paid news, tried to influence voters and electoral process also. It is a violation of electoral reforms."


Naqvi further said that Gandhi in his interview cited a survey to claim that the is winning and BJP is losing elections in all the five states.

"This (interview) comes under the category of paid news. As per the rules no campaigning or such interviews should be done 48 hours before the polling. Gandhi intentionally tried to influence voters and free and fair process of election. We demand an immediate action against him and his party," he said.

The BJP in the memorandum further said that the interview "goes against the very spirit and parameters of the permitted coverage in the compendium of poll panel's compendium of instructions on the media related matters".

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 20:45 IST
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