Narendra Modi's selfie irks Congress, may face disqualification by EC

Modi Selfie Row: EC may disqualify him
Vadodara, April 30: The Election Commission of India (EC) on Wednesday, April 30 asked BJP to send tape of Narendra Modi's press conference near Vadodara polling booth. The Gujarat Chief Minister may face disqualification as Congress moved the EC expressing its displeasure over Modi's selfie outside polling booth.

The Congress asked EC to disqualify Narendra Modi's candidature from both Vadodara and Varanasi, as the BJP leader flashed a lotus symbol during a press interaction near a polling booth.

After casting his vote at a polling booth in Gandhinagar, Modi flashed his inked finger along with a lotus flower, the BJP's election symbol.

Displaying symbols by political associates in or near polling booth not allowed

He displayed the lotus symbol with his inked finger throughout the interaction with media persons.

"We have complained to the Central Election Commission. We have sought immediate action by the commission, disqualifying Modi from both his seats," Congress spokesperson Meem Afzal was quoted as saying.

The Congress leader said the party first sent a message to the commission, and soon after filed a written complaint.

The Model Code of Conduct of the Election Commission prohibits displaying any symbol attached to political parties in or near polling booth, as it may influence the voters.

Attacking Modi, Afzal said Modi is "arrogant" and considers himself "above law", and added, "He is just tearing apart law... Modi thinks he is already the prime minister and perhaps above law," Afzal said. "But he forgets in this country even the prime minister is not above law," he said.

OneIndia News
(With agency inputs)

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