Congress May Move EC Against PM Modi

The Congress is likely to approach the Election Commission against Modi over the BJP’s poll expenses to promote him during the Lok Sabha elections.

Published: 12th July 2014 08:13 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th July 2014 08:13 AM   |  A+A-

MUMBAI: The Congress is likely to approach the Election Commission against Modi over the BJP’s poll expenses to  promote him during the Lok Sabha elections. Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan said: “Modi was projected like fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) and the BJP succeeded in its marketing strategy.

We have approached the EC in this regard in another way. It was a kind of paid news. Would the BJP show the expenses for paid news and the amount spent on advertisements to EC? What was the source of that  money? If that was collected from Indian donors, what were the promises made to them?, ” Chavan asked. On the upcoming elections, Chavan said: “No one from the Congress has requested Pawar saheb to lead the campaign. No one from our party has discussed the subject with me.” Chavan claimed that the BJP’s use of social media was the reason behind the Congress’ defeat. “They used social media to spread rumours and defame opponents.”  

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp