Reconsider poll code relaxation, BJP asks EC

The state BJP on Friday urged the Election Commission of India (ECI) to reconsider its decision to relax the model code of conduct for the State government to take up infrastructure works. (Reuters File Photo)

The state BJP on Friday urged the Election Commission of India (ECI) to reconsider its decision to relax the model code of conduct for the State government to take up infrastructure works.

Though polling in Karnataka is over, the state government’s decisions could impact elections elsewhere in the country. “Even if it is assumed that elections in Karnataka are over, the decisions of the state government on various projects will have their ramifications in other states where elections are under progress,” the BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa stated in a letter to ECI.

Meanwhile, BJP state general secretary Arvind Limbavali said the ECI should strictly implement the model code of conduct in the state till May 23. Only those works related to drought mitigation should be allowed, he added.

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