Prime Minister used Pulwama attack as a tool to run the election campaign
Bengaluru, April 8, 2019
By SA Gayatri and Saloni Arora
With the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections in the country, Congress leader H.K. Patil in Bengaluru said, “Election commission should maintain a good and fair relationship with the people.”
“Kalyan Singh who is the governor recently asked people to vote for Modi, which is not right on his part to be biased. The president and home minister had a talk regarding this issue. The governor is working as a party member but not like a governor,” he adds.
Elections will be held in two phases in Karnataka on two dates – April 18 and April 23, for 28 seats. The coalition government Congress and JD (S) have set a target of 20 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka.
HK Patil has requested the president and election commission to take action against Kalyan Singh and prohibit Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath from election campaigning because he called the India army as “Modi ki Sena” in a poll rally at Ghaziabad.
He expressed displeasure against the policy commission’s Vice President, Rajiv Kumar who made comments on Congress manifesto which is not acceptable by the party as he mentions that the meetings of the election commission are only for advice and suggestions.
He commented, “Modi used military uniform as a symbol and nationalism and as a tool for election campaigning. There are codes and circulars according to the Election Commission that no politician can use the military uniform for personal purposes. I want election commission to disqualify Modi from the upcoming General elections 2019.”