In a dramatic development during the ongoing Rajasthan assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has upped the ante by filing a formal complaint with the Election Commission of India (ECI) against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. The BJP accuses Gandhi of breaching the poll code, specifically focusing on a social media post that allegedly contains promises to voters, constituting a direct violation of the established code of conduct. This move has the potential to inject new dynamics into the electoral landscape as the ECI now grapples with these allegations amid the crucial voting phase.
Challenging Post and BJP’s Complaint
In a move that escalates tensions ahead of the Rajasthan assembly polls, the BJP has submitted a complaint to the ECI, specifically targeting Rahul Gandhi for his post on X, formerly known as Twitter.
The party demands the suspension of Gandhi’s account and the prompt removal of what they deem “offending content.” The complaint also seeks the initiation of criminal proceedings against the Congress MP, urging the Chief Election Officer Rajasthan to take appropriate action.
Rahul Gandhi’s Election Day Message
Earlier on election day, Rahul Gandhi shared a post on social media encouraging citizens to vote, accompanied by a list of promises made by the Congress during the state’s election campaign.
The post outlined commitments such as free medical treatment, affordable gas cylinders, interest-free agricultural loans, English education, and a caste census for Rajasthan. Gandhi’s message emphasized the importance of choosing a Congress government for the benefit of the people.
As Rajasthan, along with four other states, awaits the declaration of election results on December 3, the political landscape is marked by both the electoral process and the BJP’s complaint against Rahul Gandhi, adding an extra layer of intrigue to the unfolding events.