The EC sent a notice to Priyanka Gandhi following a complaint filed by BJP leaders Hardeep Singh Puri, Anil Baluni, and Om Pathak.
The BJP accused the Congress leader of making “baseless and false” claims about the privatisation of public sector undertakings (PSUs) by the Modi government, and argued that her statements had the potential to mislead the public and tarnish the image of the prime minister. In response, Priyanka was asked to explain her statements by 8 pm on Thursday.
Addressing a rally in Madhya Pradesh’s Dewas district, Priyanka had alleged that PM Modi had privatised government companies, handing them over to his industrialist friends.
“Modi ji, the BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd) from which we used to get employment and the country was moving forward, what did you do with it? To whom did you give it? Why did you give it to your industrialist friends?” she had asked.