BJP writes to EC against Akhilesh's remarks violating MCC

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 5 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday wrote to the Election Commission (EC) against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, saying that the latter violated the Model Code of Conduct (MCC). The BJP has alleged that Akhilesh's remark 'If somebody offers you money for vote then take it, but vote only for the Samajwadi Party (SP)' made during an election rally held in Uttar Pradesh's Bhadohi violates the Model Code of Conduct. Another statement 'Friends from media help us during elections and we will award you later' by Akhilesh during a press briefing in Lucknow has also been pointed out by the saffron party. The BJP has explained both the statements, saying that the first statement encourages the people to take money in exchange of their votes and the second is like giving a direct temptation to the media persons. Earlier today, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati wrote to the Election Commission (EC) demanding an investigation against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's roadshow held in Varanasi yesterday. The investigation has been demanded citing that the roadshow was organised without taking any prior permission. The Congress yesterday asked the Election Commission to register an FIR against Prime Minister Modi and the BJP leaders for allegedly violating the model code for holding a roadshow in Varanasi without the required permit from the authorities. (ANI)