Ahmedabad, May 1 UNI | 3 months ago

Social activists today demanded that the Election Commission take 'exemplary' action against BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and cancel his candidature from Vadodara and Varanasi Lok Sabha seats for making 'mockery' of action against him for allegedly violating model code of conduct.

In their complaint to Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath and Gujarat Chief Electoral Officer Anita Karwal, social activists Rohit Prajapati and Trupti Shah alleged that Mr Modi made a mockery of the Election Commission's action for his alleged violation of the model code of conduct in a public speech yesterday at Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh.

'Following the FIRs filed against Mr Modi for violation of the Representation of People's Act, 1951 after he cast his vote in Ahmedabad, instead of admitting his lapse, he chose to be blase and made mockery of the Election Commission and law of the land,' they said.

While addressing the rally, the Gujarat Chief Minister said, 'To date in my entire life, not even a single FIR was registered against me, not even for wrong-side scooter driving, and not even for wrong parking.'

'Suddenly today when I landed here I came to know that an FIR has been registered against me...I will never forget April 30. One can understand if someone points (threatens with) a knife, a pistol or a gun (and FIR is registered). But do you know why FIR was registered against me? Because I showed a lotus to the people,' Mr Modi had said.

The Gujarat Police registered a case against Mr Modi for addressing the media after casting his vote in Ahmedabad and displaying BJP's symbol.

(Posted on 01-05-2014)