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EC rejects govt plea to relax election code for infra works

15th May 2019, 03:08 Hrs

the goan I network

PANAJI  

The Election Commission of India has rejected the State government’s plea seeking relaxation of the Model Code of Conduct restrictions to undertake infrastructure work and projects in the State.

In its response, the Election Commission has asked the government to take up whatever it plans to do after May 23, the date when counting will be taken up in the State and across the nation for the 2019 general Lok Sabha elections as well as the by-elections to the four Assembly seats in Goa and in other states.   

It may be recalled that the Goa government had formally requested the Election Commission to relax the restrictions of the Model Code of Conduct to take up pre-monsoon and related infrastructure works.

On May 10, the Election Commission responded saying that the matter regarding recommendation of the screening committee headed by chief secretary for approving projects and infrastructure works during the Model Code of Conduct was considered by the Commission and the process should be done after the conclusion of counting on May 23.