Rahul Gandhi asked for votes in tweet on day one of Bihar polls, BJP complains to EC

The BJP, in its letter, has accused Gandhi of seeking votes for the Grand Alliance in his tweet.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi being welcomed as he arrives to address an election rally with RJD leader Tejaswi Yadav ahead of the Bihar Assembly Elections in Hisua, Nawada.(ANI)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi being welcomed as he arrives to address an election rally with RJD leader Tejaswi Yadav ahead of the Bihar Assembly Elections in Hisua, Nawada.(ANI)
Updated on Oct 28, 2020 04:14 PM IST
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The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday complained to the Election Commission against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for allegedly seeking votes on the first day of phase one of Bihar Assembly elections.

The BJP, in its letter, has accused Gandhi of seeking votes for the Grand Alliance in his tweet.

 

The complain to the Commission stated that the leader of the Congress Party has issued a statement on Twitter asking for votes in the first phase of election from voters. “The time for making the appeal for the first phase of polls was over 28 hours earlier, however, even then, on the Twitter post an appeal has been made by Shri Rahul Gandhi, in utter violation the Model Code of Conduct, warranting action against him,” read the complain made by BJP.

“This time for justice, employment, farmers-workers, your vote should be only for ‘Mahagathbandhan’ (grand alliance),” Gandhi had said in a tweet in Hindi, soon after polling began in the morning. “Good wishes to all of you on the first phase of Bihar elections,” he tweeted with the hashtag in Hindi ‘Aaj Badlega Bihar’.

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