In a recent development, the Election Commission (EC) has taken action against Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra by sending her a show-cause notice. The notice, which was issued on Thursday, calls for Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to respond by October 30, 2023, concerning alleged violations of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) during her election campaign in Rajasthan.
The EC’s decision to send the notice came in response to remarks made by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra related to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s temple visit. These remarks, often referred to as her “envelop” comments, have sparked controversy and prompted a complaint by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
The BJP’s complaint, filed just a day before the EC’s action, accused Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of “invoking the personal religious devotion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi” to make what they claim are false claims during her campaign in Rajasthan.
This development adds to the ongoing political discourse surrounding the MCC and its enforcement during election campaigns. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s response to the show-cause notice will be closely watched in the coming days as this issue continues to be a topic of interest for both political observers and the public.