EC takes exception to media reports on poll code functioning

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The Election Commission has taken a serious exception to media reports about its internal functioning with respect to handling the Model Code of Conduct.

The commission described the reports as unsavoury and avoidable controversy. It said this has come at a time when all Chief Electoral Officers throughout the country and senior officers of the Commission have been working their utmost ahead of the last phase of election and counting.

In a statement issued in New Delhi today, the Commission said its three members are not expected to be template or clones of each other. It also recalled that there have been so many times in the past when there has been a vast diversion of views as it can and should be.

The Chief Election Commissioner said that he has never shied away from a public debate whenever required but there is a time for everything.

In its meeting recently, it was unanimously decided that some groups shall be formed to deliberate the issues which arose in the course of the conduct of Lok Sabha Elections this time and the Model Code of Conduct is one of them. (AIR NEWS)