Supreme Court directs Election Commission to decide on all complaints of poll code violations by PM Modi, Amit Shah by 6 May

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The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Election Commission of India to decide on all complaints on violations of the Model Code of Conduct by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah by 6 May.

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The top court said that it will hear the matter again on 6 May, reported the Bar and Bench website.

The national poll body has already exonerated Modi in two complaints of poll violations. The EC had concluded that Modi did not commit any violations during his speeches made in Wardha and Latur on two separate occasions.

The Congress on Monday had moved the Supreme Court alleging inaction by the Election Commission of India on the complaints of election code violation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Congress MP Sushmita Dev had sought directions to the Election Commission to take a decision on the complaints filed against PM Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah for repeated violations of the Model Code of Conduct.

Both Modi and Shah have come under considerable flak for allegedly violating the Model Code of Conduct by seeking votes in the name of religion and the armed forces. While the Election Commission has punished other leaders for the same violations, they have faced allegations of looking the other way in the case of Modi and Shah. Singhvi said that Modi and Shah had routinely violated the MCC under three categories namely polarisation of votes, invoking armed forces in campaigns and taking out rallies on election days.

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