Controversy over PM Modi’s Kedarnath yatra, TMC complains to EC

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The Trinamool Congress (TMC) complained to Election Commission (EC) about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Kedarnath visit. According to TMC, it is a violation of election code because of media coverage.

“Election campaign for last phase of polling for Lok Sabha polls is over, surprisingly Narendra Modi’s Kedarnath yatra is being widely covered by the media for the last 2 days. This is a gross violation of model code of conduct,” the party said, according to news agency ANI.

PM Modi came to Kedarnath just before last phase of polling and in his two-day visit, he mediated in caves, saw the restoration work and offered prayers in the shrine. He spoke to media on Sunday, where he said that he does not seek anything from God. “God has given us capacity to give and not demand”.

Congress leader and Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot also attacked the PM for meditating in Kedarnath, wondering what message he wants to give now. “Today he is sitting in a cave wearing ‘bhagwa’ (saffron). God knows, what message he wants to deliver. Everybody has been watching him,” said Gehlot, who also accused the prime minister of doing “nothing but polarisation”.