Amid the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections, BJP delegation led by Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi met the Election Commission on Friday to complain about Rahul Gandhi's 'derogatory comments' about PM Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah. The delegation also raised concern about free and fair elections in West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh.
On Monday, TMC goons attacked the Republic TV crew in West Bengal's Asansol amid the violence that broke out in the constituency while the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections were underway. Earlier, Union Minister and BJP leader Babul Supriyo's car was also attacked allegedly by the goons of the Trinamool Congress party. As per reports, other media crews have also been attacked by the mob in West Bengal.
Speaking to the media, Naqvi said:
"We have sought the attention of the Election Commission on three important issues. One issue is the constant violation of Model Code of Conduct by Congress president Rahul Gandhi by hurling derogatory comments against PM Modi and BJP president Amit Shah. The statements made by him comes under the corrupt practices under the Representation of People's Act. Rahul Gandhi has been giving false statements. Recently, Rahul Gandhi termed our party's national president as a murder accused.
"With each passing day, he is becoming the member of 'Gaali gang'. We have expressed displeasure EC's ineffectiveness on Congress president Rahul Gandhi consistent allegations. We have urged the Election Commission to take immediate action in the matter.
"In West Bengal, voters are being stopped from exercising their franchise. The goons are not allowing the elections to take place peacefully with fairness. Central Forces have not been deployed adequately. We have urged the poll body to take strict action against those who are creating the hurdle to the free and fair elections in the state.
"Third issue of discussion related to Madhya Pradesh. The state's chief secretary is playing the role of the agent for Congress party. Our former CM Shivraj Chauhan's election campaigning is consistently stopped and hampered with. We have sought the poll body to take immediate action against the chief secretary of Madhya Pradesh. On booth capturing, we have shared a detailed report of the same and urged for re-polling."