`Dikshit`s photo on EC site a model code violation

The display of CM Sheila Dikshit`s photo on State EC`s website kicked up a storm with Delhi Mayor Rajni Abbi terming it as violation of model code.

New Delhi: The display of Chief Minister
Sheila Dikshit`s photo on the State Election Commission`s
website has kicked up a storm here with Delhi Mayor and BJP
leader Rajni Abbi today terming it as violation of model code
of conduct by the electoral body.

In a letter to State Election Commissioner Rakesh Mehta,
she said, "if the Election Commission itself commits the
violation of the Code of Conduct, then how can it expect
political parties and its candidates to follow the Model Code
of Conduct."

Abbi said, "The State Election Commission is an
independent body and when anybody opens its website for any
information, the photograph of the Chief Minister leads to an
obvious conclusion which I feel is the violation of the Model
Code of Conduct as MCD elections are on an anvil".
She urged Mehta to look into the matter immediately and
get it redressed.

Earlier, Congress councillors had approached the
Commission against the BJP-ruled MCD`s decision to clear
proposals like sanctioning pensions after the model of code of
conduct came into effect on March five.

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