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EC will examine if PM Modi's address to nation violated Model Code of Conduct

PM Modi. Photograph:( ANI )

ANI New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 28, 2019, 08.23 AM (IST)

After the opposition parties accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of violating the Model Code of Conduct by addressing the nation after the successful testing of A-SAT missile on Wednesday, the Election Commission of India has directed a Committee of Officers to examine the matter immediately.

"The matter related to the address of the Prime Minister to the nation on electronic media yesterday afternoon has been brought to the notice of the Election Commission of India. 

The Commission has directed a Committee of Officers to examine the matter immediately in the light of Model Code of Conduct," read a statement from the electoral body.

Prime Minister Modi had earlier today interacted through video-conference with the team of scientists and engineers involved in the development and testing of the Anti-Satellite missile.

Soon after his address, CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accused the Prime Minister of breaching the Model Code of Conduct. 
 

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"The matter related to the address of the Prime Minister to the nation on electronic media yesterday afternoon has been brought to the notice of the Election Commission of India.