Delhi polls: Highest number of poll code violations recorded this year

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Delhi polls witnesses violations galore
New Delhi, Dec 5: Just when we thought that the Delhi polling went off smoothly, reports suggest that elections also witnessed the highest number of violations of the Model Code of Conduct.

To start with, a total of 42,000 litres was seized just before the voting. In addition to that Rs 1.64 crore, meant for distributing among voters to lure them, was also recovered from various constituencies.

The Delhi Election Commission also received complaints of paid news. Out of the 80 complaints received, the EC detected 21 cases of paid news.

A total of 42,000 litres of liquor was seized just before the voting

Coming to the FIRs, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) claiming to be built on the foundation of honesty and transparency, had the maximum number of cases registered against it with 105 cases. On the other hand, 88 FIRs were filed against Congress and 86 were filed against the BJP.

According to Chief Election Commissioner, Vijay Dev, the data was collected between October 4, when the Model Code of Conduct was enforced in Delhi, and December 2.

"It was an incident free election, although a few cases of minor scuffle were reported from some areas. Model code of conduct was strictly implemented to provide level playing field to all political parties," he said.

(With PTI inputs)

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