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NC complains to EC against Modi for ‘defamatory’ speeches made

National Conference on Sunday filed a complaint with the Election Commission (EC) against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making “wild, unsubstantiated and defamatory accusations” against the party leadership during his recent speeches in election rallies in the state.

In a letter to the Chief Election Commissioner, National Conference spokesman Junaid Azim Mattu has quoted examples of the alleged defamatory nature made by the Prime Minister in his rallies in Jammu.

Mattu said that this not only violated the Model Code of Conduct but was also in contravention to all laws that are in place to protect a citizen’s rights.

“I, on behalf of J&K National Conference, would like to draw your attention to successive violations of the Model Code of Conduct by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his recent speeches in Jammu and Kashmir,” the letter said.

It said the PM has repeatedly, more recently in his speeches in Udhampur and Poonch, named the leadership of NC “while raising wild, unsubstantiated allegations against them”.
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