Vote for soldiers, Vote for IAF strike against Pakistan, PM Modi begs new Voters in India
NEW DELHI - Indian PM Modi at a rally in Maharashtra yesterday asked first-time voters to dedicate their ballots to the armed forces *Times of India link on Wednesday.
"I want to tell the first-time voters: can your first vote be dedicated to the soldiers [who carried out the air strike in Pakistan? Can your first vote be dedicated to the soldiers [killed in] Pulwama?" Modi was quoted as saying.
Last month, the election commission had issued an advisory asking political parties and candidates to refrain from "indulging in political propaganda involving activities of defence forces" related to Pak-India tensions following the Pulwama attack during their election campaigns, *ToI* reported.
*Hindustan Times link* quoted sources in the poll panel as saying that that the chief electoral officer of Maharashtra has been asked to submit a report on the matter at the earliest.