The Election Commission of India (EC) had emphasised on the date of announcing the schedule for the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections that the Model Code of Conduct will come into place from immediate effect from April 15, 2019. However, a recent incident involving a railway passenger proves that the model code of conduct is not being followed in earnest.
The incident took place in Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, where a railway passenger was scolded for complaining that the ticket carried a picture of PM Narendra Modi and that it was not right as it is election time and the model code of conduct is in effect.
The man then approached the media and shared the ticket in question. The ticket does show the photo of PM Narendra Modi at the back with PM Awaas (Rural) scheme. Read More
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