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    Model Code of Conduct turned into ‘Modi code of conduct’ under BJP rule: Mamata

    The Hawk
    May7/ 2024
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    Accusations fly as Mamata Banerjee criticizes the Election Commission for alleged inaction against hate speeches by BJP leaders, claiming they've converted the Model Code of Conduct into the "Modi code of conduct", leading to concerns over minority rights.

    Mamata Banerjee

    Purulia: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday alleged that the Election Commission has turned a blind eye to the allegations against BJP leaders that they indulge in hate speeches during campaigns, converting the Model Code of Conduct to "Modi code of conduct".

    Addressing an election rally at Purulia, the TMC supremo also claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other top BJP leaders consider only themselves as Hindus, and they do not think about other communities.

    Modi and other BJP leaders by their "hate-filled speeches" are intimidating lower caste Hindus, minorities and other marginalised sections, but the Election Commission is silent, she alleged.

    "The Election Commission’s Model Code of Conduct has turned out to be a mockery and should be rechristened as Modi code of conduct. But we will continue to flag every incident of violation of rights of citizens of this country," Banerjee said.