PM Modi's photo on vaccination certificate, EC said on TMC complaint - Rules should be followed in letter and spirit.
On the complaint of Trinamool Congress that the photographs of Prime Minister Narendra Modi (PM Narendra Modi) on the Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate are a violation of the code of conduct, the Election Commission has told the Ministry of Health That he should follow the election rules in letter and spirit. According to the information received, in a letter sent to the Ministry of Health, the Election Commission has cited certain provisions of the code of conduct which ban advertising on government expenditure.
Sources aware of the communication between the Election Commission and the Ministry said that the Election Commission has not cited any person or personality, but has asked the Ministry of Health to abide by the provisions of the Code of Conduct in letter and spirit. The source said that the Health Ministry will probably have to use filters now so that the photo of the Prime Minister is not printed on the certificate of Kovid-19 vaccination in West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry (where elections are due). It will take time to upload this filter to the system.
'PM Modi's picture to be a violation of model code of conduct'
The ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal had alleged in the complaint submitted to the Election Commission on Tuesday. It said that Prime Minister Modi's photograph on the Kovid-19 vaccination certificate obtained through the Co-Win platform in West Bengal and other electoral states is a violation of the Model Code of Conduct. The party has termed the picture an abuse of authority by the Prime Minister.
Model code of conduct effective from 26 February
The model code of conduct is effective from February 26, after the announcement of assembly elections in West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry. At the same time, dismissing Trinamool Congress' allegations that the Deputy Commissioner of Elections in charge of West Bengal is a precursor, the Election Commission of India said on Friday that it had full faith in the "honesty and impartiality" of the senior officer.
'Performing their duties under the rules'
On Thursday, the Trinamool Congress of West Bengal demanded the removal of Sudeep Jain, alleging that he was prejudiced towards it and was breaking the federal structure standards. The Election Commission said in a statement that all its Deputy Commissioners and other officers posted in the Headquarters of the Commission or officers working in the field are "performing their duties as per the Constitution of India and under the rules fixed for conducting elections". .