The Supreme Court today has practically indicted the Election Commission over its delay in deciding over complaints against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah and directed to take a decision by May 6.
There are nine complaints of the Congress party alleging model code of conduct (MCC) violations by both of these leaders.
The EC told a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi that it has already decided on two out of the 11 complaints which were filed by the Congress party against Modi and Shah for alleged violations of the MCC.
Senior advocate, A M Singhvi, appearing for Congress Lok Sabha MP Sushmita Dev, who has filed a petition in the apex court on the issue, said that they have given 11 representations to the EC against the duo but it has taken a decision on only two.
“The remaining representations of the petitioners shall be decided by the Election Commission before we hear the matter again on Monday (May 6),” said the bench also comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna.