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Goa govt to ask for roll back of poll code

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

The Goa government will write to the Election Commission of India requesting it to revoke the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) in South Goa district, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said Wednesday.

The MCC was imposed on March 10 ahead of the April 23 Lok Sabha elections in the state.

The code, however, will continue in North Goa as bypoll to Panaji constituency in the district is scheduled for May 19.

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant told reporters in Panaji that he would write to the Commission Thursday.

"Various development works are pending due to the code of conduct," he said.

The government would request for "total" lifting of the code in South Goa, he added.

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

First Published: Wed, May 01 2019. 23:15 IST
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