EC Seeks Report On PM Modi’s Balakot Air Strike Remarks For 1st Time Voters
New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) has sought a report on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks asking first-time voters to dedicate their vote to those who carried out the air strike in Balakot.
Sources said that the chief electoral officer of Maharashtra has been asked to submit a report at the earliest.
At a rally in Ausa in Maharashtra’s Latur, Modi said, ” I want to tell the first-time voters: can your first vote be dedicated to the veer jawans (valiant soldiers) who carried out the air strike in Pakistan? Can your first vote be dedicated to the veer shaheed (brave martyrs) of Pulwama (terror attack)?”
The remarks of PM Modi drew severe criticism from the opposition parties. Congress spokesman Kapil Sibal said there should be no politics in the name of our martyrs, but it is happening and the ‘sad part’ is that the Election Commission is also not doing anything about it.
Noteworthy, the EC has sought a report in compliance with the advisory issued last month according to which all the parties were to desist from indulging in political propaganda or seeking votes in the name of the army or its actions.