PM Modi’s speech factual, no breach, EC told | India News

NEW DELHI: In its reply to the EC notice, BJP not only strongly defended PM Narendra Modi‘s speeches during the poll campaign but also sought action against Congress and its allies, saying the opposition parties were trying to sow the seeds of communal disharmony and denigrate the Hindu religion for their politics of appeasement.
Replying to the poll panel, BJP president J P Nadda accused the opposition of trying to create a north-south divide through economic non-cooperation and also creating a linguistic divide.
Following complaints by Congress, CPI and CPI (M-L) regarding Modi’s speech in Banswara (Rajasthan), his references to Ram Mandir at poll rallies and suggestion that Congress’s manifesto bore the imprint of Muslim League, EC had sent a notice to the BJP president.
Nadda is learnt to have submitted his response on Monday in which he maintained that it was based on a “factual picture” about remarks made by the PM, who had echoed what Congress and its functionaries had been speaking and had mentioned in the party manifesto for Lok Sabha polls. In the notice sent to Nadda on April 25, the commission had asked him to provide the party’s response by 11 am on April 29 on the ‘infiltrator’ remark made by Modi in Banswara.
The party had sought additional time to submit its response. Nadda, in his reply, reiterated that the Congress manifesto had the imprint of Muslim League. “Like Muslim League, Congress has tried to divide the country,” he said.

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