Election Commission’s Clean Chit To PM Modi: Mission Shakti Speech Didn’t Violate Model Code Of Conduct

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP President Amit Shah. (Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times via Getty Images) 

Election Commission (EC) gave a clean chit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his speech on Mission Shakti on Friday (29 January), saying there was no violation of model code of conduct, reports Economic Times.

The poll panel had set up a committee to examine whether Modi's speech broke the modal code of conduct which is in force for 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

"The committee has reached the conclusion that the MCC provision regarding misuse of official mass media as contained in Para (IV) of Part VII of Model Code of Conduct, quoted above, is not attracted in the instant case," a statement by the Election Commission said.

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In his speech, PM Modi announced the successful completion of Mission Shakti with test-firing of India's anti-satellite (ASAT) missile and highlighted the government's efforts to strengthen national security. The opposition alleged the Prime Minister's speech violated the election code as it could influence voters in the middle of the campaign for 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Also read: After Success Of Mission Shakti, Russia Asks India To Collaborate In Framing Arms Treaty For Outer Space

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