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.”