The Election Commission has come down heavily over leaders mentioning of armed forces in their speeches while campaigning for Lok Sabha election 201
AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi has slammed BJP chief Amit Shah after he said that Prime Minister Modi “sent his Air Force” to annihilate terror training camps in Pakistan in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack.
“Modi ki Sena, Modi ki Air Force, Modi ka nuclear ‘pataka’. 5 saal mein jo sab desh ka tha, wo Modi ka ho gaya,” Owais said in his tweet.
Modi ki Sena, Modi ki Air Force, Modi ka nuclear ‘pataka’. 5 saal mein jo sab desh ka tha, wo Modi ka ho gaya
Desh chala rahe the ya PUBG khel rahe the? @PMOIndia https://t.co/1fvTzAZ39h
— Asaduddin Owaisi (@asadowaisi) April 22, 2019
“44 jawans were martyred in Pulwama terror attack. Earlier, nothing used to happen after such incidents. Narendra Modi ordered his Air Force on the 13th day (of the attack) and our aircraft blew the terrorists to pieces in Pakistan,” Shah was quoted as saying at a rally in West Bengal on Monday by news agency, ANI.
The Election Commission has come down heavily over leaders mentioning of armed forces in their speeches while campaigning for Lok Sabha election 2019.
Last week, Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi was served a notice by the EC after he referred to the Indian Army ‘Modiji Ki Sena’ (Army of Prime Minister Narendra Modi) at a rally in Rampur for BJP candidate Jaya Prada.
Naqvi had called the armed forces as “Modi Ji Ki Sena” while referring to Indian Army’s September 2016 strikes on terror camps across the Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan and the recent strikes carried out by Indian Air Force on terror training camps in Pakistan’s Balakot.
Earlier in April, a row had erupted over the same remark by BJP firebrand leader and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath who too referred to the Indian Army as ‘Modiji ki Sena’ at a rally, prompting the Election Commission to seek a report and serve the UP CM a notice, warning him against making any such utterances in the future.
In March, the Election Commission of India had issued instructions to political parties to “desist from displaying photographs of defence personnel or photographs of functions involving defence personnel in advertisements, or otherwise, as part of their election propaganda or campaigning”.