Punjab

ELECTION COMMISSION LIFTED MODEL CODE OF CONDUCT WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT IN PUNJAB, HARYANA. HIMACHAL AND UT

May 26, 2019 08:26 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has lifted the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) with immediate effect in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal pradesh and UT Chandigarh,  which came into force on March 10, 2019 with the announcement of schedule for General Elections. 

Chief Electoral Officer Punjab Dr. S. Karuna Raju said that the ECI issued a letter to the Cabinet Secretary, Government of India, Chief Secretaries and Chief Electoral Officers of all the states and Union Territories, in this regard. In a written communication the ECI has stated that now the results in respect of Lok Sabha-2019 polls have been declared. Consequently, the Model Code of Conduct has ceased to be in operation with immediate effect, he added. 

Meanwhile ECI has lifted the Model Code of Conduct, which was enforced in Chandigarh Parliamentary Constituency from the date of announcement of schedule of Lok Sabha Elections, 2019.In a written communication received from Election Commission of India, it is brought out that, as the result of the elections have been declared, the Model Code of Conduct has ceased to be in operation with immediate effect.

Similar order to lift code of conduct was also issued by Haryana and Himachal Pradesh State Election Commissioners.

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