BJP Campaign Cards Featuring Surgical Strike Image & Modi’s Voice Recovered in Mumbai
Upon being opened, the card plays an audio message in Modi's voice, asking people to vote for BJP.
In what appears to be a serious violation of the precise directions of the Election Commission of India to not exploit in election campaigning, imagery related to armed forces, campaign cards containing ‘surgical strike’ imagery have allegedly been recovered from a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office in Mumbai.
A Congress party core team member shared a video on Twitter, which shows a card bearing pictures of Narendra Modi and other BJP leaders, and a ‘surgical strikes’ related image inside.
@INCIndia leaders raided premises in Mumbai where thousands of such electrical BJP campaign cards were found which is having Surgical Strike image for BJP promotion with voice over of PM Modi seeking votes.. pic.twitter.com/aHePt9T7ZP
— Niraj Bhatia (@bhatia_niraj23) April 9, 2019
Upon being opened, the card plays a message, in Modi’s voice, appealing people to vote for the BJP and Modi.
On Wednesday, the Election Commission took cognisance of Modi’s remarks asking first-time voters to dedicate their vote to those who carried out the air strike in Balakot, and sought a report from poll officials in Maharashtra.