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SC dismisses plea on establishment of special courts for hearing cases of MCC breach

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The on Friday dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking setting up of special courts across the country to deal with cases relating to breach of Model Code of Conduct (MCC) ahead of the elections.

The Model Code of Conduct came into effect after announced the schedule for the seven-phased elections in the country, slated to be held from April 11 to May 19.

Despite the Model Code of Conduct having come into effect from Sunday, several leaders across various political quarters have violated it, as per reports.

On Wednesday, the had issued a notice to BJP's MP and Rajasthan Congress' for putting up posters in different locations across depicting different operations done by Indian Armed forces along with their own photos.

It also asked both the politicians to file a reply within three days.

BJP MLA OP Sharma too was served a notice by the for breaching the Model Code of Conduct. The BJP MLA had posted a photograph of on

The EC had directed political parties to advise their candidates and leaders to desist from displaying photographs of Wing Varthaman in advertisements as part of their election campaign.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 14:12 IST