EC asks ministers not to use govt machinery for political work
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Last Updated: Sunday, March 06, 2011, 17:51
Chennai: In order to strictly implement the model code of conduct in poll-bound Tamil Nadu, the Election Commission on Sunday restrained ministers from using government machinery for political visits.

All visits of Central and state government ministers will be videographed, state Chief Electoral officer (CEO), Praveen Kumar said.

"In case of visits of Union ministers, no protocol of official vehicles or other official assistance should be provided if they have come for political or private visits," he said in an official press release in Chennai.

He said their official visits have to be certified to Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary by the Union Secretary in advance, and visits cannot be combined with private or political work.

Similarly, state government Ministers cannot make official visits during this period and no official vehicle, except those already notified as per security classification need to be provided to Ministers, he said.

Ministers cannot combine official visits with electioneering and cannot use official machinery or personnel, he said.


First Published: Sunday, March 06, 2011, 17:51

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