NEW DELHI: PM Modi’s visit to


shrine hours ahead of Sunday’s last phase of polling in the

Lok Sabha

elections invited criticism from some opposition leaders who accused him of violating the model code of conduct.

Even as first visuals of the PM meditating in a cave surfaced on Saturday, it provided fodder for political commentary. “Religion is a matter of personal faith and EC has reiterated that it can’t be used for garnering votes. But Modi violates the MCC brazenly with footage of his Kedarnath religious activity over TV channels … And EC continues to sleep on the job,” said CPM



Sitaram Yechury



A section of Twitterati though applauded the PM for not taking a break even in Kedarnath where he held review meetings.

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