The poll body has asked the Gujarat administration to furnish a compliance report by 6 pm on Wednesday.
Modi sparked a controversy earlier in the day when he openly sought votes for the saffron party while holding BJP’s 'Lotus' symbol in his hand immediately after casting his ballot.

In its complaint to the Election Commission, AICC legal department secretary K C Mittal said, “It is noticed from the live news telecast on various news channels that Modi went to the polling station at Gandhinagar to cast his vote. And on his way out he was campaigning for BJP and delivering speech in a fashion to canvas for BJP, himself and also displayed the election symbol to the public while showing his finger for having cast his vote.”

Mittal said Modi’s speech and also the display of symbol was in violation of Section 126 of Representation of People's Act (RPA) and therefore an FIR may be registered against him.

Accusing Modi of violating the Model Code and committing an offence under RPA, the Congress demanded immediate action against Modi.

The Congress demanded that Modi or any of his associates be directed to stay away from polling booths and prevented from campaigning in any manner.

(JPN)

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