The Election Commission of India (ECI) issued show cause notice to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Chandigarh Lok Sabha constituency Kirron Kher for allegedly spreading a video on social media in which children are seen to be shouting the slogans for political campaigning.
Election commission of India has given for 24 hours time to reply. The office of district nodal officer said that a complaint was received in which video was linked depicting the children actively participating in the election campaigning shouting slogans in favor of Kirron Kher.
The children were seen shouting slogans like “vote for Kirron Kher and Abki Baar Modi Sarkar.”
The complaint was filed by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR). The commission asked the election commission to ensure that children are not involved in the election campaigning for any election-related activities.
NCPCR issued notice against Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for allegedly using children in the election-related activities in spite of the guidelines provided by ECI.
Kirron Kher is a BJP candidate and will be contesting the Lok Sabha elections against Pawan Kumar Bansal of the Congress from the Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat.
542 parliamentary constituencies in the entire country are witnessing the Lok Sabha elections in 7 phases. the first four phases of Lok Sabha elections held on April 11, April 18, April 23, and April 29. The remaining three phases of elections will be held on May 6, May 12, and May 19.
Chandigarh will go to polls in the 7th phase of Lok Sabha elections. The counting of votes and results will be announced on May 23