Gujarat assembly polls schedule row: PM Modi says Opposition has no right to question EC
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday attacked Opposition over its criticism of Election Commission for not announcing Gujarat assembly election dates.
Modi, after inaugurating the ‘roll-on roll-off’ (ro-ro) ferry service from Ghogha to Dahej arrived in Vadodra and said, “Some people are not happy with my Vadodra visit, they have pain in their stomach. They can’t say anything to me, so they are putting pressure on Election Commission.”
Modi said, these people don’t have any right to “raise fingers on Election Commission.”
Modi also targeted Opposition for doing corruption and said, “If you will read Newspapers before 2014, you will find news of corruption in every area.” But this is not the case in his government.
Earlier on October 12, the Election Commission had announced dates for assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh but didn’t declare the schedule for Gujarat polls.
Congress leader P Chidambaram had criticised the Commission for not announcing Gujarat assembly election dates under BJP government “pressure”.
Chidambaram took a dig at EC and said it has “authorised” Prime Minister Narendra Modi to declare the dates at his last rally, after all “freebies” for the state were doled out.