Lok Sabha Election 2019: Clean chit to PM Narendra Modi in sixth poll violation case
New Delhi : The Election Commission has given a clean chit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for one of his speeches in Gujarat where he claimed that Indian government had kept Pakistan on its toes to ensure safe return of Indian pilot Abhinandan Varthaman.
This happens to be the sixth case of poll violation against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Election Commission issued a statement saying that the decision has been taken after going through a detailed report filed by the Gujarat Electoral Officer in the matter. "The matter has been examined in detail in accordance with extant advisories and provisions of the model code of conduct. After examining the matter, the commission has arrived at the view that no such violation of the extant advisories/provisions is attracted in this matter," it said.
PM Narendra Modi's speech that allegedly violated poll code
Addressing a Lok Sabha Election 2019 rally in Gujarat's Patan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the Indian government had issued a stern warning to Pakistan over 'consequences' if it does not return IAF wing commander Abhinandan Varthaman.
Election Commission advisory
On March 19, the Election Commission had issued an advisory saying that no leader can include Indian Army or its reference in poll campaign rallies. So far, the Election Commission has cleared six speeches of PM Modi, two of BJP president Amit Shah and one of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi.