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“Disqualify him from elections”: Plea in Delhi HC against PM Modi for violating model code of conduct

A plea has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking action against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for violating the model code of conduct by allegedly seeking votes in the name of “God and place of worship.”

The speeches of the PM have the potential to create hatred amongst voters on the line of caste and religion, the petition observed.

The plea sought a direction on the Election Commission of India to disqualify the PM from elections for six years under Representation of Peoples Act.

The plea has been moved by a lawyer named Anand S Jondhale, according to Live Law.

The petitioned is aggrieved by PM Modi’s poll campaign speech delivered on 9 April in Uttar Pradesh. He says that the Prime Minister not only sought votes in the name of Hindu and Sikh Deities and their Places of Worship, but also made comments against opposite political parties as favouring Muslims, the legal website reported.

It is expedient in the interest of fair elections on the part of ECI to take immediate action against Prime Minister, since the date of voting for the Lok Sabha polls is approaching very fast, the petitioner said.

“That the Petitioner further submits that the Respondent No.2 (Prime Minister Modi) is on the run of making the same violative speech throughout India while travelling in aircrafts and helicopter of Government of India,” the plea states.

Narendra Modi has been accused by opposition parties of delivering hateful and inflammatory speeches against minorities and opposition parties during his election campaigns.

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