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Poll Code Violation: EC Sends Notice to Producers of 2 TV Serials For Promoting Modi Govt Schemes

Maharashtra's additional chief electoral officer Dilip Shinde said further action will be taken after receiving their replies.

Mumbai: The Election Commission (EC) has issued show cause notices to producers of two TV serials following allegations that the shows were violating the model code of conduct by promoting various government schemes.

Maharashtra’s additional chief electoral officer Dilip Shinde on Wednesday said complaints were received of violation of the poll code by two serials being aired on Zee TV and &TV.

“Taking cognisance of the complaints, the EC on Tuesday issued notices to producers of the respective serials, asking them to reply within a day,” Shinde said.

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Further action will be taken after receiving their replies, he said.

The Congress on Monday approached the EC, demanding a ban on two channels for allegedly violating the model code of conduct by airing content that praised the central government’s schemes and ruling party leaders.

The Maharashtra Congress said the EC should file cases against the makers and actors of the two serials, as well as the BJP.

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