ECI sets up committee to probe PM’s ‘Mission Shakti’ address

ECI sets up committee to probe PM’s ‘Mission Shakti’ address

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New Delhi, Mar 27 : Following objections by opposition parties that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the nation on 'Mission Shakti' violated the Model Code of Conduct, the Election Commission on Wednesday set up a committee to probe the matter.

"The matter related to the address of the Prime Minister to the Nation on electronic media today afternoon has been brought to the notice of the Election Commission of India.  The Commission has directed a Committee of officers to examine the matter immediately in the light of Model Code of Conduct", the Commission said in a statement.

Earlier in the day, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury complained to the Commission that Mr Modi's address to the nation amounts to the violation of the Model Code of Conduct.

“I am sure that the entire country would like to know the special reasons why the Election Commission permitted the achievements of Indian scientists to be politically coloured during the course of the general elections”, Mr Yechury said in the letter to the poll body.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also raised objection against Prime Minister's address to the nation and said she will approach the Election Commission, citing violation of Model Code of Conduct.  (UNI)