NEW DELHI: Congress leader and chairperson of social media and digital communication of party Divya Spandana has written to Election Commission of India (ECI) against the BJP alleging that the party, on its social media pages, is allegedly “offering free gifts to voters enticing them to support Narendra Modi”.

“It has come to our attention via the media that BJP via the Facebook page “My First Vote For Modi” is enticing voters to vote for Modi with free gifts such as badges, bags, T-shirts, phone covers, caps etc. These gifts are also available for sale on site merchandise narendramodi.in,” read the letter.

“We demand that this page and the network of websites that support it be taken down immediately and all associated costs and expenditures incurred so far, including advertising, cost of merchandise, salaries and emoluments of the staff running the page and site, be added to the Prime Minister Modi’s personal campaign costs,” read the complaint to EC.

The letter seeks early and prompt action by the EC in the matter.

The seven-phased Lok Sabha elections are scheduled to be held from April 11 and will go on till May 19. Results of the polls will be declared on May 23.