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EC asks Centre to remove PM Modi's photo from coronavirus vaccination certificates in poll-bound states

The EC has instructed the Health Ministry to adopt a system so that the PM's photo does not appear on the vaccination certificates distributed in the 5 poll bound states.

Published: 06th March 2021 11:43 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th March 2021 11:52 AM   |  A+A-

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora (C) with Election Commissioners Sushil Chandra (L) and Rajiv Kumar addresses a press conference. (Photo | PTI)

By Online Desk

The Election Commission has directed the Centre to remove the photos of PM Modi on coronavirus vaccination certificates in states where the model code of conduct is in place.

The ruling TMC in West Bengal had on Tuesday approached the poll panel about the PM's image on vaccination certificates generated through the Co-Win platform being a violation of the model code of conduct in Bengal and other poll-bound states. The EC had sought a report from the West Bengal chief electoral officer to verify the veracity of the TMC's complaint.

Based on the CEO's report, the EC has now instructed the Health Ministry to adopt a system so that the PM's photo does not appear on the vaccination certificates distributed in in West Bengal, Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry- the five states going for polls starting from March 27.



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