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Gujarat polls: Congress complains to NCPCR in opposition to PM for ‘misuse’ of kids in marketing campaign

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NEW DELHI: The Congress on Tuesday filed a criticism with the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) in opposition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP for utilizing kids for his or her political marketing campaign within the run-up to the Gujarat meeting polls.

The criticism was filed by the Congress’ social media division chairperson Supriya Shrinate to the chairman of the NCPCR Priyank Kanoongo after the prime minister shared a video during which a lady was seen talking about BJP’s governance in Gujarati.

“We have lodged a complaint before Priyank Kanoongo of NCPCR against the misuse of children for election and political campaigns by PM Modi in Gujarat. Have also marked a copy to the Election Commission for violation of the model code of conduct. Mr Kanoongo, you have been conspicuously quiet. Why?” she requested on Twitter whereas sharing her criticism.

AICC basic secretary Jairam Ramesh stated, “This is an open and shut case of violation of child rights and misuse of children for electioneering by the PM himself. NCPCR and EC are on a severe test now.”

In her criticism to the NCPCR, Shrinate accused the BJP and Narendra Modi of “misusing minor children for election and political campaign” throughout Gujarat meeting elections.

Alleging that these actions usually are not solely unlawful below the legislation however are additionally in clear violation of the NCPCR and the Election Commission’s directions, she hoped that the Chairman of the Commission would take strict motion within the case on the earliest.

“The impugned video with the minor child singing and campaigning for BJP has been endorsed (through re-tweets) and shared across various social media platforms, thereby making it amply evident that the said video and the minor child therein are being used for the election campaign of BJP by Shri Narendra Modi Ji. The election commission of India and other quasi-judicial bodies have time and again advised against the use of children as political actors/agents/mascots in any form or fashion for election campaigns,” she stated in her criticism.

The Congress chief stated that just a few weeks in the past the NCPCR was significantly involved in regards to the very presence of kids within the Bharat Jodo Yatra, which, she stated, is an train to convey India and Indians collectively.

“We hope that the concern was not selective and that you shall take the strictest and immediate action against the offenders in question who have egregiously, and without a shred of doubt, used a minor child for express campaign purposes.”

“This is an actionable claim since it directly violates your own directive. We hope you will act swiftly against the offenders. We look forward to your timely intervention,” Shrinate stated in her criticism.

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Tuesday filed a criticism with the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) in opposition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP for utilizing kids for his or her political marketing campaign within the run-up to the Gujarat meeting polls.

The criticism was filed by the Congress’ social media division chairperson Supriya Shrinate to the chairman of the NCPCR Priyank Kanoongo after the prime minister shared a video during which a lady was seen talking about BJP’s governance in Gujarati.

“We have lodged a complaint before Priyank Kanoongo of NCPCR against the misuse of children for election and political campaigns by PM Modi in Gujarat. Have also marked a copy to the Election Commission for violation of the model code of conduct. Mr Kanoongo, you have been conspicuously quiet. Why?” she requested on Twitter whereas sharing her criticism.

AICC basic secretary Jairam Ramesh stated, “This is an open and shut case of violation of child rights and misuse of children for electioneering by the PM himself. NCPCR and EC are on a severe test now.”

In her criticism to the NCPCR, Shrinate accused the BJP and Narendra Modi of “misusing minor children for election and political campaign” throughout Gujarat meeting elections.

Alleging that these actions usually are not solely unlawful below the legislation however are additionally in clear violation of the NCPCR and the Election Commission’s directions, she hoped that the Chairman of the Commission would take strict motion within the case on the earliest.

“The impugned video with the minor child singing and campaigning for BJP has been endorsed (through re-tweets) and shared across various social media platforms, thereby making it amply evident that the said video and the minor child therein are being used for the election campaign of BJP by Shri Narendra Modi Ji. The election commission of India and other quasi-judicial bodies have time and again advised against the use of children as political actors/agents/mascots in any form or fashion for election campaigns,” she stated in her criticism.

The Congress chief stated that just a few weeks in the past the NCPCR was significantly involved in regards to the very presence of kids within the Bharat Jodo Yatra, which, she stated, is an train to convey India and Indians collectively.

“We hope that the concern was not selective and that you shall take the strictest and immediate action against the offenders in question who have egregiously, and without a shred of doubt, used a minor child for express campaign purposes.”

“This is an actionable claim since it directly violates your own directive. We hope you will act swiftly against the offenders. We look forward to your timely intervention,” Shrinate stated in her criticism.