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Letter to BS: PM's Mission Shakti speech violates model code of conduct

This also betrayed his fears about a possible electoral benefit accruing to the Congress for its minimum income guarantee scheme

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s unusual address after keeping the entire nation on its edge to announce a successful conduct of an anti-satellite missile test was not only violation of the model code of conduct, but also betrayed his fears about a possible electoral benefit accruing to the Congress for its minimum income guarantee scheme. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s tasteless comments against the Opposition further confirms the party’s nervousness. By no stretch of imagination, the national security imperatives demanded either conducting such a test or a statement from the country’s PM at this juncture. It is clear that this has been

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First Published: Mar 28 2019 | 9:54 PM IST

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