New Delhi. The Election Commission has issued a notice to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) over alleged derogatory comments made against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on social media platforms. The notice directed at the party’s national convenor, Arvind Kejriwal, who is also the Chief Minister of Delhi, sought a reply by November 16 regarding the alleged violation of the model code of conduct. It is important to note that AAP currently rules both Delhi and Punjab
The notice specified that failure to respond within the stipulated time limit would be treated as absence of any comment on the matter leading to possible consequences or a decision by the Election Commission in this regard.
BJP’s stance and action against AAP
On November 10, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had urged the Election Commission to take action against AAP for allegedly posting objectionable and immoral video clips on social media platforms targeting Prime Minister Modi. Last Wednesday, Aam Aadmi Party had shared a video on social media X targeting businessman Gautam Adani and PM Modi. Subsequently, the party posted a picture of Adani and Modi, accusing the Prime Minister of working for industrialists instead of the people.
EC issues show-cause notice to AAP for alleged disparaging remarks against PM Modi on social media
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Following these incidents, a BJP delegation approached the Election Commission to address the matter. The delegation included Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, Rajya Sabha MP Anil Baluni and BJP leader Om Pathak. Hardeep Singh Puri, presenting the matter before the Election Commission, emphasized that through an official handle, AAP had posted a video and two tweets which contained highly objectionable, condemnable and immoral statements about the democratically elected chief. There were comments. Government. He clearly termed it as a decline in AAP’s politics.