Lok Sabha Election 2019

President sends EC letter on Kalyan Singh to Ministry

Kalyan Singh. File

Kalyan Singh. File  

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Rajasthan Governor violated model code, says panel

President Ram Nath Kovind has forwarded to the Union Home Ministry a letter from the Election Commission saying that Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh prima facie violated the Model Code of Conduct (MCC), for necessary action.

It is learnt that there are two precedents of Governors having been accused of violated the MCC. In both cases, the letters had been routed through the Home Ministry.

The ECI had earlier taken cognisance of Mr. Singh’s statement in Aligarh that he was one of the BJP karyakartas. “We have found that the remark is prima facie violative of the MCC. Therefore, we have written to the President,” a senior EC official had said.

Mr. Singh had told BJP workers that they were all party workers and therefore, they should ensure its victory. “Every worker would want Narendra Modi to become the Prime Minister again,” he had said.

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