GHMC polls: Political parties asked to stop personal criticism

Last Updated: Saturday, November 14, 2009 - 00:53

Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh State Election
Commission today cautioned the political parties to refrain
from indulging in personal criticism during the ongoing
campaign for civic poll here.

It is seen from the newspapers that several leaders of
political parties are indulging in personal criticism based on
unverified facts during the electioneering in Greater
Hyderabad Municipal Corporation elections. Such personal
criticism triggers chain reaction and vitiates electioneering
which should be carried on in an atmosphere of restraint, it
said in a release.

Indulging in personal criticism amounts to violation of
model code of conduct for the election, the commission said.

The Election Commission solicits the cooperation of all
political parties in this regard and hereby also sends across
a message that any violation of the above provisions of the
Model Code of Conduct will be viewed seriously, the release
added.

The GHMC election is scheduled to be held on November 23.

Bureau Report



First Published: Saturday, November 14, 2009 - 00:53

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