The Aam Aadmi Party on Monday attacked the Election Commission for not taking action against “erring” media houses that telecast BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s election speeches while the polling process was on.
Mr. Modi was shown appealing to people in Varanasi to vote in the traditional ‘Ganga Jamuna’ spirit of unity and harmony.
An agitated AAP shot off a letter to the Commission saying Mr. Modi was a contestant and broadcasting his speeches amounted to influencing the voters. AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal is contesting against Mr. Modi in Varanasi.
Asserting that the Commission should have taken suo motu action for the alleged violation of the model code of conduct, the party derided the “ostrich-like” approach of the election-conducting body.
It pointed out that “the model code is applicable to all citizens and media houses are no exception.”