Prime Minister Narendra Modi has received a clean chit of the Election Commission which probed allegation stated in a complaint concerning violation of Model Code of Conduct during a speech at Patan in Gujarat.
In a statement, the Commission said, a detailed report of the Chief Electoral Officer, Gujarat was obtained and the matter was examined in detail in accordance with the extant advisories and provisions of the Model Code of Conduct.
Following examination, the Election Commission was of the view that no violation of poll norms took place.
Meanwhile, the Election Commission had recently said Modi’s speech at Latur in Maharashtra on April 9, in which he had appealed to the first-time electors to dedicate their vote to Pulwama martyrs and to the soldiers for executing the Balakot air strike, did not violate the Model Code of Conduct.
The Commission had earlier received multiple complaints seeking action against Mr. Modi for allegedly violating the Code and its advisory to the political parties, their candidates and cadres to desist from indulging in any propaganda involving activities of the Defence forces.