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EC should ensure level-playing field for free and fair elections: AAP candidate

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Party said on Thursday that the should ensure a "level-playing field" for free and fair elections, after the poll panel directed removal or covering of pictures of and the words 'aam aadmi' from government websites and projects.

candidate from South Delhi Lok Sabha seats Raghav Chadha has written to the and said Narendra Modi's pictures are used under various pretexts and must be subjected to the same standards and regulations as are being imposed on Kejriwal.

In his written reply to EC, Chadha said: "It is essential that if a level playing field is ensured, the directions ought to be issued across the board, to all parties. It is pertinent to point out that directions ought to be issued only in such a manner, to ensure free and fair elections."

In its order, the had directed removal or covering of pictures, especially of Arvind Kejriwal, and the words 'aam aadmi', citing deference to the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) for the Lok Sabha election.

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

First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 22:20 IST
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