Congress questions EC’s independence

Congress today questioned the independence of constitutional body Election Commission of India (ECI). It found foul play for the postponement of EC’s scheduled press meet from 12.30 pm to 3 pm. The press meet was intended to announce the poll schedules for Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh.

Taking this change of press meet time, the Congress party has resorted to luanch a scathing attack on the ECI and alleged that the poll panel changed the timing of press conference for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Ajmer Rally.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala asked in a Tweet that “3 Facts- Draw your own conclusions. 1. ECI announces a PC at 12.30 today to announce election dates to the 5 states. 2. PM Modi is addressing a rally in Ajmer, Rajasthan at 1 PM today. 3. ECI suddenly changes the time of announcement and PC to 3 PM. Independence of ECI?”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address a rally in Ajmer in Rajasthan, marking the conclusion of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s state-wide yatra ahead of assembly elections in the state. Earlier, Modi was scheduled to visit Brahma temple in Pushkar town but now he will only attend the Ajmer rally.

BJP, which had lost the Ajmer Lok Sabha constituency to Congress in bypolls held earlier this year, is making hectic efforts to win back voters by holding the rally of Modi, who had addressed an election rally in Ajmer in 2013 also.

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