EC serves notice to Civil Aviation, Railways ministries on PM photo on boarding card, “chowkidar” slogan on cups
New Delhi [India], March 30 (ANI): Election Commission of India (ECI) has served notices to the Ministry of Railways and Ministry of Civil Aviation regarding two different complaints raised regarding the alleged violation of the model code of conduct.
In a notice to the Ministry of Railways in connection with a viral picture of tea being served in Shatabdi train in ‘Main bhi Chowkidar’ cups, the Commission has asked Ministry to file a reply by Saturday. The ECI has also sent a notice to Ministry of Civil Aviation, seeking a reply on Madurai Airport matter where Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s picture was seen on boarding passes. The Civil Aviation Ministry too has been asked to file a reply by Saturday.
Earlier on March 27, the Election Commission had questioned the Centre why Railway tickets and boarding passes carrying photographs of Prime Minister Narendra Modi have not been withdrawn.
The Model Code of Conduct is a set of instructions and guidelines to be followed by political quarter and candidates contesting polls for the conduct free and fair elections. It came into force on March 10 after the announcement of election schedule by the EC.
Seven phase elections will begin on April 11 and commence on May 19. Counting of votes will be held on May 23. (ANI)