Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma talking to media at a press conference in New Delhi on Sunday. Photo/ANI
Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma talking to media at a press conference in New Delhi on Sunday. Photo/ANI

Congress demands probe into mysterious box allegedly unloaded from PM's chopper in Karnataka

ANI | Updated: Apr 14, 2019 15:01 IST

New Delhi [India], Apr 14 (ANI): Congress on Sunday demanded an urgent probe by the Election Commission (EC) into a mysterious box which was allegedly unloaded from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's chopper in Chitradurga in Karnataka, on Tuesday.
"In Chitradurga, a big black box was unloaded from Prime Minister's helicopter. The box was loaded onto a private vehicle which was not a part of the SPG carcade and it sped away," former Union minister and senior Congress leader Anand Sharma said at a press conference here.
Sharma said that the Congress demands an investigation in the matter by the poll body. "The EC should investigate the matter so that it can come to fore as to what was in the box," he demanded.
The Congress leader said: "It is not just in favour of the people of India but also in favour of the PM in order to uphold the dignity of the post."
He informed that the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) leaders have filed a written complaint to the Election Commission in this matter.
"When the PM, cabinet ministers go on election campaigns, EC officials check their vehicle," Sharma stated questioning whether “the rule does not apply to the PM”.
Earlier on Saturday, KPCC president Dinesh Gundu Rao tweeted a video clip in which some people can be seen hurriedly loading a box into a white SUV.
"A mysterious box was unloaded from PM Modi’s helicopter at Chitradurga yesterday and loaded into a private Innova which quickly sped away. The #ElectionCommission should enquire into what was in the box and to whom the vehicle belonged," Rao had tweeted on Saturday. (ANI)

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