Raising questions over the attitude of the Election Commission, Rahul Gandhi said that the Election Commission is acting very strictly on the opposition. When it comes to BJP, it takes a stand, but when it comes to opposition parties, the Election Commission becomes completely biased. He further said that the way to work for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP and RSS is to work by holding institutions.
Prior to leaving for Amethi on the last day of campaigning for the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, while questioning the EC's confidence through the press conference in Delhi, said that the commission is more strict on the opposition compared to the party. Whatever the EC can do, the public has made up its mind. Raising questions over the attitude of the Election Commission, Rahul Gandhi said that the Election Commission is acting very strictly on the opposition. When it comes to BJP, it takes a stand, but when it comes to opposition parties, the Election Commission becomes completely biased. He further said that the way to work for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP and RSS is to work by holding institutions.
The Congress President said that from the Supreme Court to the RBI, the Election Commission is visible all over the same place. This is his attempt. We know that it is also affecting the Election Commission. Whatever the EC does, the people of India have made their mind so nobody can do anything. But the responsibility of the commission should be done honestly. He said that we will never allow constitutional institutions to disturbing the system. During the Lok Sabha election campaign, the Model Code of Conduct is being violently violated both to the ruling party and the opposition, and both sides are also lodging complaints against each other in the Election Commission. Two out of 11 Congress complaints have been decided on the alleged violation of Model Code of Conduct against Narendra Modi and Amit Shah. Election Commission has given a clean chit to PM Modi for his speeches.
Earlier, the Supreme Court directed the Election Commission to make decisions on the remaining 9 complaints of Congress in violation of the statements of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP President Amit Shah for allegedly spreading hatred or the Model Code of Conduct. The court will hear the case on May 6. The Election Commission has banned many leaders including Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Mayawati, Azam Khan, Pragya Thakur, due to their controversial speech. However, many parties including Congress are accusing the Election Commission of being "inactive" on complaints against BJP's top leadership. Congress MP Sushmita Dev has alleged in the petition filed in the Supreme Court that BJP leader has been violating Model Code of Conduct for the last four weeks and the Election Commission has not taken any decision on 40 complaints of Congress.
Rahul Gandhi clarified in his PC why he sought apology from the Supreme Court on the statement of 'watchman chor'. He said, "I have apologized to the Supreme Court, because the hearing is going on there and I commented on this, while he was not in my place. If I made a mistake, I apologized, but 'the watchman is a thief', this is the truth. That's why I am not seeking apologies from either Narendra Modi nor BJP. This slogan will continue even further.