Model code of conduct ends with immediate effect : ECI

Chandigarh, March 12 : The Election Commission of India (ECI) has lifted the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) with immediate effect, which came into force on January 8 with the announcement of schedule for Assembly elections. Stating this here on Saturday, Punjab Chief Electoral Officer Dr S Karuna Raju said the ECI issued a letter to the Chief Secretary and Chief Electoral Officer in this regard. In a written comm cation, the ECI has stated that now the results in respect of General Elections to State Legislative Assembly of Punjab has been declared. Consequently, the Model Code of Conduct has ceased to be in operation with immediate effect, he added. DB SY 1501

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