‘Poll code violation’: Trinamool complains to EC about PM’s Kedarnath yatra

The PM’s Kedarnath visit comes in the middle of the last round of the seven-phase polling when voters of 59 constituencies are voting in eight states.
Congress leader and Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot also attacked the PM for meditating in Kedarnath, wondering what message he wants to give now.(HT Photo)
Congress leader and Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot also attacked the PM for meditating in Kedarnath, wondering what message he wants to give now.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 19, 2019 05:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, West Bengal | ByHT Correspondent

The Trinamool Congress on Sunday complained to the Election Commission about the media coverage of PM Narendra Modi’s Kedarnath yatra calling it a ‘gross violation’ of the election code.

“Election campaign for last phase of polling for Lok Sabha polls is over, surprisingly Narendra Modi’s Kedarnath yatra is being widely covered by the media for the last 2 days. This is a gross violation of model code of conduct,” the party said according to news agency ANI.

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The PM’s Kedarnath visit comes in the middle of the last round of the seven-phase polling when voters of 59 constituencies are voting in eight states.

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PM is on a two-day yatra of Kedarnath where he visited the shrine on Saturday and meditated in a cave, which was widely covered by the media. He also spoke to mediapersons on Sunday, where he said that he does not seek anything from God. “God has given us capacity to give and not demand,” the PM said.

Congress leader and Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot also attacked the PM for meditating in Kedarnath, wondering what message he wants to give now.

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“Today he is sitting in a cave wearing ‘bhagwa’ (saffron). God knows, what message he wants to deliver. Everybody has been watching him,” said Gehlot, who also accused the prime minister of doing “nothing but polarisation”.

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Gehlot criticised Modi for his “silence” on employment, farmers problems, economy and foreign policy and instead raising issues like religion and nationalism.

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