In its complaint to Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath, BJP alleged "conspiracy" in Tuesday’s delay in Modi's flight from Delhi to Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh that affected his election campaign as he reached hours behind schedule.    

BJP vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi sent the complaint to the CEC alleging that there seemed to be a conspiracy behind today's delay in his helicopter flight. Seeking EC's intervention, Naqvi urged it to direct Civil Aviation authorities for early clearances to Modi, as he was the party's star campaigner and prime ministerial candidate for the Lok Sabha elections.

BJP also asked the EC to ensure that such a delay would not happen again as today's delay seems "deliberate" to affect his poll schedule. Modi has been addressing four election rallies everyday across the country and is to address more than 185 such poll rallies in the run up to the elections.

With flight delays hitting his campaign in UP and MP, Modi today attacked the Centre alleging a "conspiracy" and demanded that Election Commission probe the matter. Daring the Congress-led UPA, he said if it was so scared of him, it should declare that it would not let him fly during the current election.

(Agencies)

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