Amid the war of words between, AAP's candidate for the East Delhi Lok Sabha seat, Atishi Marlena and her contender Gautam Gambhir, senior BJP delegation on Monday met Election Commission, seeking suo motu cognisance of the comments made by the AAP candidate against the saffron party.
On Monday, when the nation goes to polls in the fourth phase, senior BJP leaders including Vijay Goel and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi met the Election Commission in Delhi, seeking their attention in the statements made by Aam Aadmi Party and its candidates.
"In Delhi, AAP is violating the model code of conduct on which we have spoken to the Election Commission. AAP's candidate Atishi is openly saying to vote for goons, SP-BSP candidates, but don't vote for Modi-Amit Shah duo. I really don't understand they can stoop lower than this. Whatever Arvind Kejriwal is saying that if BJP comes to power, it will make the Sikhs and other communities run away. The Election Commission must take a suo motu cognisance of the matter. We have clearly stated that under Citizenship Amendment Bill, we will provide protection to the minority community," said BJP MP Vijay Goel speaking to reporters after meeting with the poll body.
The BJP delegation furthermore expressed displeasure against the comments made by Congress president Rahul Gandhi against PM Modi and party president Amit Shah.
"We raised displeasure over remarks made by Congress President Rahul Gandhi against PM Modi and party president Amit Shah. His statements are baseless and derogatory and in violation of electoral laws," Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said speaking to media.
Meanwhile, fates of 961 candidates contesting for 72 Lok Sabha seats are in the fray on Monday, with 128 million people voting in the fourth phase in the country’s seven-phase electoral exercise.
Voting will take place in 17 seats in Maharashtra, 13 each in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, eight in West Bengal, six each in Madhya Pradesh and Odisha, five in Bihar, three in Jharkhand and a part of the Anantnag constituency in Jammu and Kashmir.