Modi poll case: Police summon TV channel representatives

Posted By: PTI
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Ahmedabad, May 4: The Ahmedabad police, which has initiated a probe against BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for alleged violation of election laws, has asked representatives of some news channels to appear for recording statements.

Modi had sparked a controversy when he addressed the media and flashed the party symbol lotus near a polling station in Ranip area in Ahmedabad after casting his vote on April 30.

Modi sparked a controversy after flashing the lotus near a polling station

Bureaus of some national news channels in Ahmedabad confirmed that they had got summons from police through email. On the orders of the Election Commission, an FIR was lodged against Modi for violating 126 (1)(a) of the Representation of People Act, which prohibits candidates from holding a press conference within 100 metres of a polling booth.

Besides the Congress, the JD(U) also demanded Modi's immediate arrest and countermanded polls in Varanasi and Vadodra for alleged violation of poll code and provisions of People Representation Act by the BJP's PM candidate.

Simultaneously, a non-cognisable complaint was filed against TV channels for broadcasting the press conference.


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