New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday gave a go-ahead to a airing of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Mann ki Baat’ programme on Sunday, supposing zero is pronounced that competence be construed as provocation to electorate or carrying an impact on poll-bound Bihar where indication formula of control is in force.
EC released a sequence in response to a construction sought by a Information and Broadcasting Ministry on a emanate on 15 September.
The Commission pronounced it also has no conflict to pre-broadcast broadside by opposite channels of AIR and Doordarshan.
“…the Commission has no conflict to a promote of a programme ‘Mann ki Baat’ over All India Radio on Sep 20, 2015 and a pre-broadcast broadside by opposite channels of AIR and Doordarshan theme to a condition that zero be pronounced therein that competence be construed as provocation to electorate or as carrying any impact in election-bound state of Bihar where a Model Code of Conduct is in force from Sep 9 to Nov 12, 2015,” EC’s Principal Secretary K Ajaya Kumar pronounced in a sequence addressed to we B Ministry Special Secretary JS Mathur.
The Commission has so deserted a direct done by anti-BJP grand fondness that a PM’s programme be dangling compartment a elections in Bihar are over.
Representatives of a ‘grand alliance,’ including RJD and JD(U), had on Wednesday approached a Election Commission seeking cessation of a programme compartment Bihar polls are over, lifting doubts that it competence be used it to change voters.
A commission of a three-party fondness also including Congress, met a Election Commission with a defence to stop promote of a Prime Minister’s monthly radio programme.
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“Permitting a Prime Minister to organize a Mann Ki Baat programme would be giving a totally astray advantage to BJP and will dissapoint a level-playing margin essential to defend a neutrality and sovereignty of a electoral process,” it had pronounced in a petition.
The programme was aired even during Haryana, Maharashtra and Delhi public polls. Congress had indicted a PM of violating a indication formula in his 3 October, 2014 episode. But a Commission “did not find anything” in a promote that constituted defilement of a indication formula of conduct.