Amid polling for the first phase of the Bihar Assembly Election, the BJP has filed a complaint with the Election Commission against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. The issue here is a tweet posted by the Opposition leader on Wednesday morning urging people to vote for the Mahagathbandhan.
"This time for justice, employment, farmers-workers, your vote should be only for Mahagathbandhan. Good luck to all of you in the first phase of Bihar voting," Gandhi had said in a tweet in Hindi on Wednesday morning.
However, as per the Election Commission's Model Code of Conduct, politicians and parties cannot seek votes on the day of polling. At the same time, with campaigning for the second and third phase of the Bihar election underway, it is unclear whether Gandhi can be penalised for the post.
The letter from the BJP urges the Election Commission to take note of Gandhi's tweet, highlighting that it was posted some 28 hours after the window of time available to make an appeal to voters for the first phase of polls was closed.
"However even then, on the twitter post, an appeal has been made by Shri Rahul Gandhi, in utter violation of the Model Code of Conduct, warranting action against him," the letter states. The letter also seeks legal action against Gandhi for violation of the model code of conduct.
Further details awaited.