Mew Delhi, May 8 : After Congress demanded action against Prime Minister for a derogatory remark against former PM, the Election Commission (EC) has given a clean chit to Narendra Modi over his “Corrupt No. 1” remark against Ex prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.
“The speech mentioned in this complaint has been examined with a view to identify instances of violation of model code of conduct. Prima facie, we did not figure out any literal violation of MCC as given in Election Commission of India instructions. Case is therefore disposed off,” EC said.
In its complaint, Congress had contended that Rajiv was given clean chit in cases against him and PM Modi insulted Bharat Ratna awardee in his election rally.
The EC had earlier given a clean chit to PM Narendra Modi on his ‘nuclear button for Diwali’ remark at an election rally in Rajasthan’s Barmer. During speeches in Maharastra and Karnataka, Prime Minister sought votes in the name of the martyrs of the Pulwama terror attacks, and in two separate instances where the Prime Minister questioned Rahul Gandhi’s selection of the Wayanad Lok Sabha seat where the “minority is majority”.
The Congress delegation involving Abhishek Singhvi, Rajiv Shukla, and Salman Khurshid had met the Commissioners, demanding immediate action against PM for the remarks.
Speaking to media, Singhvi had stressed that a petition against Rajiv Gandhi was dismissed by the Supreme Court in 2018, therefore, PM Modi misled the nation with the remark.
“We want to ask, who is telling a lie, who is indulging in misleading campaign, and distortion of facts,” he had said.