Congress spokesperson Pawn Khera
Congress spokesperson Pawn Khera

BJP files complaint with EC against Pawan Khera for violating Model Code of Conduct

ANI | Updated: Mar 18, 2019 21:29 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar 18 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday filed a complaint against Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera for allegedly violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC).
BJP in its complaint has claimed that Khera during a news channel's event had stated that 'Modi stands for Masood Azhar, Osama, Dawood and ISI.'
BJP in its letter to the Chief Electoral officer has asserted that 'comparing Prime Minister Narendra Modi with dreaded terrorists is not only unparliamentary but defamatory and deplorable.'
Calling it a blatant violation of the MCC, the BJP in its letter said: "Such speech amounts to a violation of the MCC. The MCC Manual 2019 under Chapter 4 Clause 4.4 prescribes no criticism of other parties or their workers on the basis of unverified allegations or on distortions."
BJP has appealed to the Election Commission to take appropriate action under penal laws and election laws, for allegedly violating the MCC.
On March 16, Khera had said that 'Modi' stood for 'Masood, Osama, Dawood and ISI' during a television debate, a comment which the Congress leader is facing flak for.
On March 17, Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera had told ANI: "Whenever farmers of this country and unemployed youths ask tough questions to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he hides behind terrorists and Pakistan’s intelligence agency ISI." (ANI)