No poll code violation in Niti Aayog sharing PM election schedules: EC

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New Delhi: The Election Commission has said it did not find any poll code violation in Niti Aayog sharing  Prime Minister’s election campaign schedules.

Deputy Election Commissioner Sandeep Saxena told reporters here that a standing order was issued in October 2014 which said Prime Minister was given relaxation.

Saxena said :“For Prime Minister relaxation was given that official and electioneering visit can be combined. So in that regard if (for) the same official visit if any information is called it is not a violation. It was sort of standing order and not one time instruction”.

The official said Niti Aayog had not shared any political data but district-level data with the PMO.

According to reports, the Congress had moved the Election Commission against alleged misuse of the Prime Minister’s Office to collect information about  Modi’s  campaign schedules.

The grand old party had alleged that PMO was misusing Niti Aayog and asking it to write letters to the district administrations and seeking details such as cultural significance of the place.

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