Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicModel Code of Conduct

Topic: Model Code of Conduct

Channi, Kejriwal, Sukhbir Badal — Heavyweights booked for poll violations this election season

Violations range from flouting Covid norms, to clicking pictures inside polling booth, false allegations against other parties, to campaigning after deadline.

Silence period is golden, EC reminds TV & digital media amid interviews & rallies on poll day

Reminder comes at a time when PM Modi and UP CM Yogi have given interviews, other leaders have held rallies when 48-hr silence period was applicable in certain poll-bound regions.

Poll model code of conduct is good enough, doesn’t need legal backing: CEC Sunil Arora

In an interview with ThePrint, CEC Sunil Arora made light of criticism lobbed at EC for allegedly failing to check hate speech during Delhi polls.

EC hits former CEC Quraishi with ‘selective amnesia’ barb over his code violations record

EC has written to the former CEC claiming that during his 2-year tenure, only 9 showcause notices for MCC violations, and no FIRs, were issued in 11 state and union territory elections.

Shiv Sena opposes Modi’s simultaneous polls idea, questions feasibility

Sena MP Sanjay Raut asks if it is possible to implement Modi's idea in a country where governments can be formed and pulled down by a single vote

EC refuses to disclose Ashok Lavasa’s dissent note, cites danger to life of individual

The Election Commission turned down an RTI request for commissioner Lavasa's dissent notes pertaining to model code violations by PM Modi and Amit Shah.

Polls put governance on sleep mode because system doesn’t ‘demand’ that IAS officers work

Both IAS officers and govts can use election period to review past work and plan for the future. Instead they mostly ‘wait and watch’.

EC decides not to record dissent view in poll code violations, overrules Ashok Lavasa

CEC Sunil Arora and commissioner Sushil Chandra overrule Ashok Lavasa's view that not recording dissent in model code violations renders minority view meaningless. New Delhi:...

BJP demands deployment of central forces in Bengal till MCC ends

BJP leader Nirmala Sitharaman accused TMC workers of attacking BJP candidates and not letting voters opposed to TMC enter polling booths.

Turn India’s model code of conduct into law, and prevent future EC bias

It’s clear that the Election Commission has overlooked some glaring gaps in the MCC, which has been exposed in the ongoing elections.

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In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
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Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.

Defence

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.