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EC forms panel to probe if PM Modi speech on A-SAT test violated poll code

Opposition parties alleged that the PM's address was a violation of the Model Code of Conduct and demanded that EC take action in this regard

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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In this video grab taken from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's official twitter handle, Modi announces the success of Mission Shakti, India’s anti-satellite missile capability | PTI

The on Wednesday set up a committee to examine the matter related to address of the Prime Minister to the nation in the light of the Model Code of Conduct which is in force for Lok Sabha polls.

An spokesperson said the poll panel has directed a committee of officers to examine the matter immediately in the light of the model code.

In his address, Prime Minister on Wednesday announced that India had demonstrated anti-satellite missile capability by shooting down a live satellite, describing it as a rare achievement that puts the country in an exclusive club of space superpowers.

Opposition parties alleged that the PM's address was a violation of the Model Code of Conduct and demanded that EC take action in this regard.

First Published: Wed, March 27 2019. 21:00 IST
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