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Maha govt to write to SEC over duration of Code of Conduct

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

cabinet today expressed concern over the "long duration" of Code of Conduct for the coming municipal council and nagar elections, saying it will affect the development works in the state.

The State Commission (SEC) announced the schedule of elections yesterday and the Code of Conduct came into force with immediate effect.

Parliamentary affairs minister said the government planned to write to the SEC on the issue.

The Code has come into effect for all the districts though the elections are to be held only in a part of the district and it should be in force only in the area where elections are scheduled, Bapat said.

Development works should not be stopped due to the Code of Conduct, he contended.

Opposition parties, including the and NCP, also took the same view.

leader said development works would be severely affected and the Code of Conduct should be in force only in the poll-bound area.

leader appealed the SEC to withdraw the Code of Conduct from the places where there are no elections.

As many as 212 civic bodies (municipal councils and nagar panchayats) in 25 districts would go to polls in four phases between November and January.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, October 18 2016. 21:13 IST