EC clean chit for PM’s Chitradurga speech; dissent continues
PM Modi in Chitradurga had exhorted first-time voters to dedicate their votes for the security forces.
Modi in Chitradurga had exhorted first-time voters to dedicate their votes for the security forces. Lavasa reiterated his dissent on Modi’s Chitradurga speech and referred to EC’s March 9 and March 19 advisories asking political leaders to desist from using photographs of defence personnel or using their activities for political propaganda. Lavasa’s dissenting views broadly relate to speeches involving communal references or references to defence forces.
Lavasa has so far recorded at least six dissenting views in writing, including ones on speeches of Modi and BJP President Amit Shah. He also wanted his dissent be made public in the EC orders but the poll panel contends that these are executive orders and not quasi-judicial and there was no need to record the ‘minority view’.