18/04/2019 1:19 PM IST

Congress' 'Chowkidar Chor Hai' Ad Banned In Madhya Pradesh By State EC

Congress has repeatedly used 'chowkidar chor hai' to attack Modi.

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The Madhya Pradesh poll officer on Thursday banned Congress advertisements titled ‘chowkidar chor hai’ in the state. 

The BJP had on Tuesday urged the Election Commission to ban Congress president Rahul Gandhi from campaigning in the Lok Sabha polls and impose the “heaviest penalty” on him, saying he levelled false allegations against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Rafale aircraft deal. 

A BJP delegation comprising Union ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad and Hardeep Singh Puri among others met Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora with the complaint and demanded action against Gandhi for repeatedly using the term ‘chowkidar chor hai’ and making false attributions to the Supreme Court.

The top court had also directed Gandhi to give an explanation by 22 April for “incorrectly” attributing his ‘Chowkidar Narendra Modi chor hai’ remarks to its verdict in the Rafale case and said it will consider a criminal contempt petition filed against the opposition leader.

(With PTI inputs)