Congress: BJP, Harshvardhan making distorted claims

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Delhi: Cong files complaint against BJP
New Delhi, Nov 11: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's government on Monday filed a complaint with the Election Commission complaining that the BJP was making distorted claims on the polio eradication campaign.

Congress alleged that Delhi BJP Chief Ministerial candidate Harshvardhan through his campaigns seems to be giving out the wrong facts to the public. The BJP in some of their advertisements claim that Harshvardhan was the one who spearheaded the polio eradication campaign and is the reason behind Delhi being polio-free.

In a letter addressed to the Election Commission, Congress wrote, "It is to bring to your kind notice that Dr Harshvardhan, a BJP candidate from the Krishna Nagar assembly constituency, has been campaigning for himself and his party and has also issued advertisements."

Congress: Harshvardhan is violating Model Code of Conduct

"One such advertisement is continuously being broadcasted on FM radio channels, which is false, misleading and in violation of the Model Code of Conduct. He was the Health Minister, Delhi prior to 1998, when the BJP government was ousted by the Congress party," the letter read.

Even BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi lauded Harshvardhan for polio eradication in the capital. "Dr Harshvardhan started campaign against polio in Delhi, we started it in Gujarat. In last several years not even one person is affected from polio," Modi said.

Congress alleged that such claims are against the Model Code of Conduct and can influence the voters. The party earlier had also alleged that though Harshvardhan may have played a slightly prominent role in the campaign, the entire effort was done but the Central government.

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