Modi violated model code by holding Varanasi road show: Congress

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Saturday alleged Prime Minister Narendra Modi had violated the model code of conduct by holding a road show in Varanasi without permission of poll authorities and asked the Election Commission to file an FIR against him and other senior BJP leaders.
In a letter to the EC, the Congress alleged that Modi took out the road show in Varanasi from BHU (Banaras Hindu University) “without the necessary permission from the competent authority”. “It is requested that action may be taken and FIR registered against all BJP leaders including Narendra Modi who were part of the road show,” said K C Mittal, AICC secretary incharge of legal and human rights cell. The opposition party said the entire video recording of the road show has been shown by various channels and election authorities must also have recorded the same.
Mittal said the road show covers three assembly seats of Varanasi South, Varanasi Cantt and Varanasi North and Modi also visited the Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Kaal Bhairo Temple during the event.
“All this was done without any requisite permission for conducting the road show from the competent authority of the Election Commission,” Mittal told PTI.