"Certain advertisements highlighting the welfare schemes and achievements of the Central Government and State Governments are being published by some non-poll bound State Governments in the editions of newspapers of the States where elections are being held," the Commission said in the notice. The Commission considers this to be a violation of the spirit of the Model Code of Conduct."Such promotions will have to be approved by the CommissionAlong with this, the Commission said that in future, all such advertisements issued by non-poll bound State Governments during the period of Model Code of Conduct will be referred to the Commission for approval before being sent for publication in newspapers with edition or circulation. Will be sent to. The Commission has examined its own records and found that neither such approval was granted by the Commission under the above mentioned direction nor is any such application from the State of Karnataka found pending for decision. The Commission has taken this seriously. And has asked the Karnataka government to give its clarification by 5 pm on 28th November.
The Election Commission of India finds the Karnataka Government in violation of the Model Code of Conduct for issuing an advertisement in Telangana. ECI also seeks an explanation by 5pm, 28th November.— ANI (@ANI) November 27, 2023
ECI says "Further publication of any such advertisements by the Government of… pic.twitter.com/OI1qZ2012z