The Aam Aadmi Party was given a show-cause notice by the Election Commission on Wednesday for sharing “defamatory and insulting” tweets about Prime Minister Narendra Modi on social media.
The BJP had on November 10 approached the Election Commission and demanded action against the AAP for posting “very unacceptable” and “unethical” video clip and remarks on a social media platform targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The AAP on Wednesday last had posted a video story on ‘X’ featuring industrialist Gautam Adani and Prime Minister Modi. The next day, the party posted a picture of Adani and Modi, and alleged that the prime minister works for the industrialist and not the people.
A BJP delegation, comprising Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri, party national media in-charge and Rajya Sabha member Anil Baluni and party leader Om Pathak, approached the poll panel on the issue.
“It is saying in it (these posts) that a democratically elected leader, who happens to be the prime minister, is a paid employee of some individual,” the Union minister said and added this act of the AAP was a new low in politics.
“The national convener of the Aam Aadmi Party is hereby called upon to explain the statements/allegations/averments, made in the alleged social media posts under reference, against a star campaigner of another national party and against the political party and by insinuation and innuendo against the candidates for the state elections and to show cause why appropriate action for violation of the model code of conduct read with relevant election and penal laws should not be taken against you,” the EC wrote in its notice to the AAP.