Rahul Gandhi, leader of Congress has been remitted a notice in regard to his belittling statements against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Election Commission of India has endowed a notice to Rahul Gandhi for slamming the PM as ” Jaib katra’ (pickpocket) and ‘ pannauti’ ( bad omen) during an election rally.
The letter by the Election Commission of India to Rahul Gandhi, ” Whereas, a complaint has been received from the BJP ( copy enclosed) alleging that you in a public meeting at Bayatu District Barmer, Rajasthan on 22nd November 2023 made wild, allegations and spoke in a derisive and obnoxious manner about the Prime Minister. It is alleged that comparing a PM to a ‘ Jaib katra'(pickpocket) and using the word ‘ pannauti’ is unbecoming of a very senior leader of a National Political Party. Further, the allegation of the grant of waivers of Rs 14,00,000 crores for the past 9 years, is asserted by the BJP, as not borne out on facts.
The statement added, ” Furthermore, they are allegedly in violation of Section 123 of the R.P.Act, Section 171 G, 504,505(2) and 499 of the I PC and provisions of the Model Code of Conduct”.
Ahead of the case, Rahul Gandhi made a cynical embark on the Prime Minister during a rally in Barmer. He allegedly contended that PM Narendra Modi’s presence in the newly asserted ‘ the Narendra Modi Stadium ‘ was the reason for India to lose World Cup Finals 2023. He passed a witty judgment while campaigning at Barmer in Rajasthan, ” Our guys were playing well, they would have won the World Cup. But the panauti made us lose. The TV guys won’t tell you this but people know”.
Additionally, the ECI asked Rahul Gandhi to give an explanation as to why the action held off against him in this matter till November 25.
” Accordingly, you are requested to provide your explanation on the allegation made and to show causes as to why action, as deemed fit for alleged violation of MCC and relevant penal provisions, is not initiated by the Commission”, as stated in the Letter.
The BJP in its plea requested ECI to take expedient actions against the Congress leader. ” This can overindulge the electoral environment where usage of inappropriate and outrageous language to cast aspersions on respected individuals become inevitable and spread erroneous news”, as reported.