NaMo TV, the channel owned by Gujarat BJP, has come under
attack from the local unit of Congress which has written to
the state election commission seeking information about the
channel's expenditure and whether it violates the model code
Congress party has also sought information about sources of
funding for the channel which recently got a clearance from
the Election Commission to come back on air after briefly
pulled out for a brief period following its launch on 4 October.
party in a letter to the Gujarat Chief Electoral Officer Anita
Karwal alleged that the channel should be stopped from airing
if it violates the election model code of conduct.
channel is showing the union government in poor light. Its
source of funding, details about its expenses must be sought
by the chief electoral officer to verify whether it violates
the model code of conduct or not. If it violates the model
code of conduct, the airing of the channel should be stopped
immediately," Congress election coordination committee
chairman Babubhai Patel has been quoted as saying.
to be left behind, BJP's election legal cell Parindu Bhagat
has also written to the Election Commission seeking a ban
on advertisements by various ministries of the Congress-led
UPA government in newspapers, All India Radio and Doordarshan