Congress demands action against Modi for not seeking permission

New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday demanded that the Election Commission take action against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other BJP leaders for allegedly not taking permission from the authorities to conduct a road show in Varanasi.

The complaint was submitted to the poll panel by Congress' Legal Cell Secretary K. C. Mittal.

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducted road show in Varanasi from Banaras Hindu University (BHU) for about 7 km without the necessary permission from the competent authority," read the complaint.

"During his road show, he also went to Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Kaal Bhairo Temple without any requisite permission for conducting the road show from the competent authority of the Election Commission," it added.

The complaint also said: "The entire video recording of the road show has been shown by various channels and the election authorities must also have recorded the same. It is requested that action may be taken and FIR registered against all the BJP leaders including Narendra Modi who were part of the road show."

Deputy Election Commissioner Vijay Dev said: "We have just received the complaint. We are going to ascertain the facts."