ECI acts upon 400 of 425 major complaints over MCC violations

English | 15 May, 2024 | 12:15 PM
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The Election Commission of India on Tuesday said that “appropriate action on complaints/counter complaints” by the BJP and the Congress on allegedly “divisive statements” by top star campaigners —PM Modi and Rahul Gandhi — is under its “examination/ consideration”.

“A few complaints of INC and BJP against each other are pending alleging violation of MCC inter alia broadly in the genre of divisive statements by top star campaigners on communal, caste, regional language divide,

or on sanctity of Constitution of India….Notices have been issued to presidents of both the parties in case of these pending complaints. Response from both parties has been received. Appropriate action on complaints/

The poll panel also reiterated that while the individual star campaigner/leader/candidate would continue to remain responsible for speeches made, political parties have “prime responsibility to rein in their star campaigners from committing such violations”.

The ECI also stated that a total of 4,22,432 complaints have been filed by citizens on C-Vigil App/Commission’s portal on violations and action has been taken in 4,22,079 (99.9%) cases. 88.7% of complaints were resolved in an average time of lless than 100 minutes, said the poll panel.

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