Letter sent by the Maharashtra Election Commission by Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC)
Letter sent by the Maharashtra Election Commission by Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC)

Complaint filed against two channels for violating poll code

ANI | Updated: Apr 08, 2019 19:13 IST

Maharashtra [India], Apr 8 (ANI): Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) on Monday moved the state Election Commission demanding a ban on two television channels - Zee TV and 'AND TV' for violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) by promoting various schemes launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.   
“Two serials- 'Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain' and 'Tujhse Hai Raabta' broadcast on the two networks Zee TV and &TV violated the Model Code of Conduct by promoting various schemes launched by PM Modi in his tenure,”  said Sachin Sawant, general secretary and spokesperson of MPCC wrote in a letter to the state Election Commission.
MPCC has alleged that in a scene in the episode of 'Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain' serial telecast two days ago, the characters Manmohan Tiwari and his wife Angoori bhabhi could be seen talking about Swachh Bharat mission and Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, thereby, violating MCC.
In 'Tujhse Hai Raabta', two characters were seen talking about one of the flagship schemes of the central government- 'Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana', the compaint said.  
“The channels and production teams of such serials are ‘deliberately’ and ‘mischievously’ promoting the incumbent government. Action must be taken against them,” it further read.
This comes a day after Sawant took to Twitter to announce that he would file a formal complaint before against the channels and the production teams of the two serials for violating MCC.
The Model Code of Conduct is a set of instructions and guidelines to be followed by political quarter and candidates contesting polls for the conduct free and fair elections. It came into force on March 10 after the announcement of election schedule by the EC.
Seven phase elections will begin on April 11 and commence on May 19. Counting of votes will be held on May 23. (ANI)

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