Thursday, 19 May, 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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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image| kremlin.ru

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.

Defence

Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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