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Model code of conduct came into force

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Imphal Jan. 4: With announcement of the poll date for five states including state of Manipur, the election model code of conduct has come into force in the entire state of Manipur. Following this all recruitment process which remains pending in various department of the state government will be suspended.
“The Model Code of Conduct comes into effect immediately from now onwards. All the provisions of the Model Code will apply to the whole of Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh and will be applicable to all candidates, political parties and, the State Governments of Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. The Model Code of Conduct shall also be applicable to the Union Government insofar as announcements/policy decisions pertaining to/for these States are concerned” said CEC  Dr. Nasim Zaidi.
Election Commission of India’s Model Code of Conduct is a set of guidelines issued by the Election Commission of India for conduct of political parties and candidates during elections mainly with respect to speeches, polling day, polling booths, election manifestos, processions and general conduct. These set of norms has been evolved with the consensus of political parties who have consented to abide by the principles embodied in the said code in its letter and spirit.The Model Code of Conduct comes into force immediately on announcement of the election schedule by the commission for the need of ensuring free and fair elections.[1] Much of it is designed to avert communal clashes and corrupt practices. For example, politicians should not make hate speeches, putting one community against another or make promises about new projects that may sway a voter.

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