Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday cast his vote in Gujarat for assembly elections in his home state. He reached the polling booth at Ranip amid huge applause from a flood of people standing in line waiting for Modi to arrive.
As soon as he reached the booth, he touched his elder brother’s feet and stood in the queue waiting for his turn to cast the vote. After he came out, he showed his inked finger to cameras and people alike. His voting looked nothing less than a mini-roadshow with people cheering and applauding the Prime Minister.
Witnessing the pomp and show, the Congress has knocked the door of the Election Commission calling it a violation of the model of conduct. The Congress has accused Modi of holding a roadshow to influence the voters in the state.
“Election Commission has become a puppet and constitutional norms are being violated. What is the reason that Amit Shah addressed the press meet at a public place like Ahmedabad airport, yet the Election Commission did not say anything. We demand that if EC has any shame for their position and Constitution, they need to act,” Randeep Surjewala alleged adding that the poll panel has become a frontal organisation of the BJP.