Indian National Congress president Rahul Gandhi has been given time till Friday, 10th May evening by the Election Commission (EC) to respond to a show-cause notice issued to him. The notice came after his remark at the Narendra Modi government that they had enacted a new law that allowed tribals to be shot at in a speech at Shahdol, Madhya Pradesh on April 23rd.

On Tuesday, the party chief had asked for time till the weekend to respond to the notice. Last Friday, he sought time till May 7th to respond to the notice, following which the EC had granted him an extension.

The EC had issued the show-cause notice to Gandhi, highlighting a provision of the Model Code of Conduct that barred "unverified" allegations against political opponents.