देश में चल रही चुनावी सरगर्मी के बीच आम आदमी पार्टी और कांग्रेस ने सरकार पर आचार संहिता के उल्लंघन को लेकर नमो टीवी के लॉन्च पर सरकार के खिलाफ चुनाव आयोग से शिकायत की है कि आचार संहिता का उल्लंघन करते हुए मौजूदा सरकार ने ‘नमो टीवी’ लांच किया है।
इस शिकायत के बाद चुनाव आयोग ने सूचना प्रसारण मंत्रालय से मामले की रिपोर्ट मांगते हुए पूछा हैकि चुनाव के ठिक पहले चैनल क्यों लॉन्च किया गया! वहींआप और कांग्रेस का आरोप है कि नमो टीवी पर प्रधानमंत्री के “मैं भी चौकीदार” कार्यक्रम का प्रसारण भी किया गया था और रविवार को ही भाजपा ने नमो टीवी चैनल को लॉन्च किया था।
As India heads for elections in a week, several questions are being raised about the Election Commission’s decisions on what constitutes a violation of the model code of conduct.
The opposition has raised allegations that the Election Commission has been favouring the government. The war of words reached a new height on Wednesday (April 3) as the Congress approached the EC over NaMo TV as it was violative of the model code of conduct.
NaMo TV carries the picture of Modi as its logo. It was launched on March 31, nearly two weeks after the Model code of conduct came into effect and ahead of Lok Sabha polls beginning April 11.
Opposition parties including the Congress, have also raised questions on the release of the biopic on PM Modi before elections. The opposition has alleged the film will give undue advantage to the BJP in electioneering and its release should be deferred till the elections are over.
The Bombay High Court on Monday (April 1) had said the EC will deal with the release of the biopic. The EC had said the release of the PM Modi biopic does not constitute a violation of the model code of conduct and it will
RJD MP Manoj Jha said, “The EC is the custodian of free and fair elections. According to them, PM Modi’s biopic does not violate the Model Code of Conduct. No matter what the result of the election, but history will remember this as the weakest election commission.”
However, former chief election commissioner SY Quraishi said that NaMo TV does not violate the poll code. “Prima facie there is no problem with NaMo TV because political leaders already own channels and there are norms on this,” he said.