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Lodge police complaint against Modi, orders EC

New Delhi

30-April-2014

The Election Commission Wednesday instructed Gujarat authorities to lodge a police complaint against BJP leader Narendra Modi for displaying a paper lotus near a polling booth and violating the Model Code of Conduct.

The commission, in a letter addressed to the chief secretary of the state and the director general of police in Gandhinagar, also asked them to register a First Information Report (FIR) against television channels and electronic media which "carried the proceedings or images".

A complaint was filed by the Congress after Modi interacted with the media persons near a polling booth and flashed his inked finger along with a paper lotus flower - the BJP's election symbol - displaying it throughout the interaction with media persons.- IANS