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SC seeks EC response on Congress MP's plea alleging MCC violations by PM Modi, Amit Shah

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Tuesday sought response of the on a plea by a MP alleging Model Code of Conduct (MCC) violations by Narendra Modia and on their alleged hate speeches and using armed forces for "political propaganda".

A bench headed by said the poll panel was free to pass orders on complaint of Sushmita Dev, Lok Sabha MP from Silchar in and President of 'All India Mahila Congress'.

The bench, also comprising Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph, fixed Dev's plea for hearing on Thursday.

Dev has alleged that "inaction" by on complaints against top BJP leaders was "a sign of invidious discrimination" as also "arbitrary, capricious and impermissible" as it was destructive of the integrity of electoral process.

The plea listed out several alleged instances of MCC violations by and Shah in their meetings and referred to as the first violation the speech of at a rally at Wardha, Maharashtra, on April 1 where he had allegedly raised the issue of 'bhagva aatankwad' (saffron terror).

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First Published: Tue, April 30 2019. 16:10 IST