MP polls: EC ticks off Vijayvargiya for disregarding code of conduct

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Bhopal, Oct 25: The Election Commission expressed its "deep displeasure" at Madhya Pradesh Industries Minister Kailash Vijaywargiya's disregard of the Model Code of Conduct and warned him to remain alert about his remarks in future.

After examining Vijaywargiya's reply about an issue related to the violation of the Model Code of Conduct, the Election Commission said that the minister's promise to construct an Industries Building in the city, on the occasion of Dusshera festival is a violation of the code, official sources said.

Similarly, Vijaywargiya's speech at a Rajput Samaj function on October 14 linking provisions of the Model Code with a religion appeared to be a deliberate attempt to make fun of the Code, according to the Election Commission.

The Commission had arrived at the decision after studying a report by the Indore collector and District Electoral Officer on the issue of distributing cash to drummers and also on the issue of making an announcement to construct an Industries Building, showing disregard to the Model Code during a function of the Rajput community, sources said.

The EC expressed its "deep displeasure" against Vijaywargiya for violating norms

The report had also included video clippings of the three events.

After the report, the Commission had issued a notice to Vijaywargiya on October 16, directing him to file his reply about the matter by October 18.

The Commission expressed its "deep displeasure" against Vijaywargiya for violating the Model Code of Conduct, after studying his reply, sources said.


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