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EC tells Modi govt to stop sending Viksit Bharat messages immediately

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Thursday, March 21, directed the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology MEIT to immediately stop sending Viksit Bharat messages over WhatsApp, ANI reported.

“The move is a part of a series of decisions taken by the Commission to ensure a level-playing field,” the Commission said.

The ECI received several complaints that such messages were still being delivered on citizens’ phones despite the announcement of the General Elections 2024 and the Model Code of Conduct entering into force.

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“In response, MeitY had informed the commission that although the letters were sent out before MCC came into force, some of them could have possibly been delivered to recipients with a delay because of systemic and network limitations,” the ECI said.

“A Compliance report on the matter has been demanded immediately from MeitY,” it added.

Earlier on Friday, the Election Commission of India (ECI) issued transfer orders for non-cadre officers who are posted at leadership positions as District Magistrate (DM) and Superintendent of Police (SP) in four states namely Gujarat, Punjab, Odisha and West Bengal.

The post of DM and SP in the district are encadred for officers from Indian Administrative and Indian Police Service respectively.

The Commission said that this action is a demonstration of the Commission’s dedication and promise to uphold fairness and preserve the integrity of the electoral process, a sentiment repeatedly emphasized by Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar.

The decision was taken after the commission convened a meeting chaired by CEC Rajiv Kumar along with Election Commissioners Gyanesh Kumar and Sukhbir Singh Sandhu.

On March 18, the Election Commission of India (ECI) had issued orders for the removal of Home Secretaries in six states namely Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

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