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EC instructs Political parties on seeking votes in the name of religion

The Election Commision on Tuesday instructed the political parties to desist as such appeals fall within the ambit of model code.

Published: 24th January 2017 10:56 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th January 2017 10:56 PM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI:  The Election Commision on Tuesday instructed the political parties to desist from seeking votes in the name of religion and caste as such appeals fall within the ambit of model code.

“commission has instructed that all political parties shall take due note of the dlrections in the judgment for strict compliance. The political parties may also suitably brief and inform their lower formations and party cadres and all their candidates about the ruling of the supreme court and ask them to desist from any activities that would amount to soliciting votes in the name of religion, caste, etc. in any manner, in their own interest and in the interest of the party,” said the EC on Tuesday evening.
 



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