Wednesday, April 17, 2024

BJP demands Election Commission action against Rahul Gandhi over ‘match-fixing’ remarks

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday asked the Election Commission to take action against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for making allegations of match-fixing by the saffron party’s government during the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Gandhi made the remarks during the rally on Sunday by the opposition coalition INDIA.

On Monday, a BJP delegation comprising Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri and senior party leaders Arun Singh and Om Pathak met with the Election Commission.

The delegation urged the Election Commission to direct registration of a first information report against Opposition leaders involved in “defamation, slander, threats and fear-mongering”.

Speaking at the rally, the Congress Member of Parliament said that Modi and his billionaire friends brought the umpire and players and jailed two main players of the opposition team.

He was referring to the incarceration of Chief Ministers Aravind Kerjirwal and Hemant Soren.

“We have requested ECI to kindly take a comprehensive view of the design & patterns of the misleading campaign, utterances & propaganda, & direct the leaders involved to tender an unconditional public apology to the Nation, ECI and the PM of India Sh@narendramodi Ji for making false allegations and distortions against them & direct the registration of an FIR against the opposition leaders involved in this defamation, slander, threats & fear mongering,” Puri wrote on X.

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