EC curbs campaigning by Yogi, Mayawati, Maneka and Azam

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Yogi, Mayawati, Maneka, and Azam has been restricted on the campaigning for violating the model code of conduct by Election Commission.

Key Facts:

  • The EC put a 72-hour prohibition on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and a 48-hour ban on Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati, beginning at 6 a.m. on Tuesday.
  • The restrictions on campaigning also prevent them from giving interviews or making any comment on the electronic, print or social media in connection with the upcoming Lok Sabha election.
  • They violated the provisions of the model code as laid down in Para 3 and 4 of Part-1 of the ‘General Conduct’ section, pertaining to bribing or intimidation of voters.
  • They had also violated Section 123 (corrupt practices) of the Representation of the People Act.
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Source: The Hindu

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Consider the following statements with regards to model code of conduct.

I. Model code of conduct  is a set of guidelines laid down by the supreme court of India

II.The main aim is to ensure that the ruling party, either at the Centre or in the states, does not misuse its official position to gain an unfair advantage in an election.

III. The Code instructs Government bodies to not to participate in any recruitment process during the Electoral process.

Which of the following statement’s is/are correct?

A. I and II

B. II and II

C. I and  III

D. All of the above

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