Gandhi given a clean chit by EC for labelling Shah a ‘murder accused’

By  Shimon Chadha | Updated:  May 03, 2019, 10:28 AM

Congress President Rahul Gandhi, had been accused by the BJP of violating the Model Code of Conduct during his speech at an election rally around a fortnight ago when he referred to BJP National President Amit Shah as a “murder accused”.
On Thursday, the ELection Commission gave a clean chit to Gandhi.  
At the rally in Sihora in Jabalpur district of Madhya Pradesh, on April 23, Gandhi labelled Shah a “murder accused”, referring to the Sohrabuddin Sheikh murder case of 2010, where Shah was arrested and even sent in exile, out of Gujarat. Gandhi also said that Shah’s son, Jay Shah was a “magician”, who had made “Rs.80 crore out of Rs. 50,000 in three months”. 
After the complaint was filed, the EC sought a detailed report of the Chief Electoral Officer of MP, and the complete transcript of the speech was sent by DEO Jabalpur, which was examined in detail, in accordance with the provisions of the MCC, and finally came to the conclusion that the Congress President has not violated the MCC. 

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