Congress minister Ajay Maken on Monday, May 12 said it was a clear violation of the model code of conduct and action must be taken against him.
Speaking about TV channels, which telecast Modi's video message, Maken said, "How can the channels show Modi's speech today in violation of the code of conduct? Election Commission should take cognisance immediately."
How can the channels show Modi's speech today in violation of the model code?
Invoking 'Maa Ganga" in his video message, the BJP's prime ministerial candidate, who is contesting from Varanasi, said the aim should be to keep the rich tradition of the holy city alive.
"I appeal to people to cast their votes in the last phase of polls with the same zeal and enthusiasm they have shown so far. My brothers and sisters in Kashi, the honour of Kashi is in peace, harmony and unity. This is what we call Ganga-Jamuna Tehjeeb. It should also be reflected in polling. We are all one. We should love each other and take everybody along," he said.
"The western world should also analyse Indian democracy, as to what is the reason why crores of people in this blistering heat are participating with such an enthusiasm in this elections," he said.
He said despite all the storm of "negative publicity" during the campaigning, people have shown enough wisdom to "tell right from the wrong". He said though everyone has their likes and dislikes, they love their county and vote for its future and for the future of the youths. "...and we should all contribute to make the fortune of this country," he said.