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Congress files complaint against PM Narendra Modi, BJP for violating Code of Conduct in Varanasi road show

Congress alleged that PM Modi conducted a road show between Bharat Hindu University to a destination about seven kilometeres far from the embarking point without due permission.

Congress on Saturday filed a complaint against Bharatiya Janata Party and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for carrying out a rally in poll-bound Varanasi, without the due approval of concerned authorities. In a letter addressed to Chief Election Comissioner Nasim Zaidi, and Comissioners OP Rawat and AK Jyoti, Congress alleged that PM Modi conducted a road show between Bharat Hindu University to a destination about seven kilometeres far from the starting point.

The letter further stated that the road show covered at least three constituency.    “It is requested that action may be taken and FIR registered against all BJP leaders including Narendra Modi who were part of the road show,” said K C Mittal, AICC secretary incharge of legal and human rights cell.     The opposition party said the entire video recording of the road show was aired at various channels and election authorities must also have recorded the same.

Mittal added that road show covers three assembly seats of Varanasi South, Varanasi Cantt and Varanasi North and Modi
also visited the Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Kaal Bhairo Temple during the event.

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PM Modi’s road show was held on a day when 49 constituencies went to polls in the sixth phase of UP Assembly elections and people in large numbers turned out as Modi’s cavalcade moved at a snail’s pace. Subsequently, Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi also conducted a joint road show in the city. Meanwhile, BSP Supremo Mayawati also addressed rallies in the city.

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