Last week, Congress president Rahul Gandhi had said in his speech in Madhya Pradesh’s Shahdol- “Narendra Modi has made a new law that allows police to shoot at tribals. The law says that tribals can be attacked. They take away your lands, take away your forests, they take away your water, and then they say tribals can be shot at.”
Gandhi had on April 23 claimed at a Madhya Pradesh rally that Narendra Modi-led NDA government has made a new law that allows officers to shoot Adivasis.
The Election Commission on Wednesday issued a notice to Congress president Rahul Gandhi for allegedly violating the model code of conduct by quoting “anti-tribal law” in MP’s tribal area.
The commission has given Gandhi 48 hours to respond to the notice, failing which “it will take a decision without further reference to him”. The notice has been served to him through a special messenger.
The Congress president is yet to comment on the matter.
Earlier this week, the home ministry of India had given notice over his citizenship after Subramaniam Swamy’s complaint.
In April, the Supreme Court of India had issued a notice to Rahul Gandhi for giving apex court’s false reference on Rafale deal matter. Rahul had said in some rallies- Even the Supreme Court has said that “Chowkidar Chor hai.”
However, Rahul Gandhi responded to the court’s order and regretted that these words were the results of election heat.
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