In his own inimitable style, Congress Vice President, alleged Prime Minister candidate RahulG informed the nation while speaking in a rally in Himachal Pradesh that if BJP comes to power 22000 people will die, Apparently Japanese are very worried about it, otherwise they would have built roads in India. Well UPA has been in power for a decade long not BJP, why did not then did not Japanese build the roads with protection provided by SoniaG, RahulG's home minister S K Shinde ?
The remark is so unwise even Election Commission otherwise accommodating to ruling Congress is constrained to issue a notice of violation of Model Code of Conduct to RahulG.
G V Chelvapilla
EC notice to Rahul for remarks against the BJP
CNN-IBN | May 10, 2014 at 08:09am IST New Delhi: The Election Commission has served a notice to Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for his alleged remarks against Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi at a rally in Himachal. Rahul had allegedly said that if the BJP comes to power, 22,000 people will be killed in violence.
The Commission has asked him to respond to the notice by morning, saying if he does not present his case by , the poll panel will take further action without further reference. The notice said, "The Commission is, prima facie, of the opinion that by making the statement you have violated provisions of the Model Code of Conduct."
According to the notice, addressing an election rally in Solan, Himachal Pradesh on May 1, Rahul had reportedly said, "People from Japan ask me they say we are scared over one issue. We will help you, we will prepare roads. But we are scared whether there will be peace they say whether people of India will fight with each other or not? This fear is there in our lives as well. If there is BJP, there will be violence. If there is BJP, 22,000 people will die, because they spread anger this question was never raised before."
The BJP had moved the EC against Gandhi for his remarks. It had provided the Commission with CD of his speech and newspaper clippings. The EC reminded Gandhi of the provision in the Model Code which states that no party or candidate would indulge in any activity which may aggravate existing differences or create mutual hatred.
The show cause notice also referred to the provision which refrains parties and candidates making distorted or unverified allegations and limit their criticism to policies and programmes of rival parties.
During the day, the Election Commission also ordered further probe to ascertain if Rahul violated electoral law by entering the EVM area of polling booths during balloting in his constituency Amethi . The Commission is expecting a report by and could consider the issue the same day.