The Election Commission has advised Uttar
Pradesh Chief Minister to be more careful in future in future references to the
armed forces in his poll campaign speeches for the upcoming Lok Sabha
UP CM’s remark describing the armed forces as
“Modiji ki sena” during a poll campaign had generated widespread controversy
and was highly criticised. The EC had
issued a show cause notice to UP CM for the remarks after allegations that the
comment was a violation to the Model Code of Conduct.
Model code of Conduct (MCC) are the guidelines
issued by the Election Commission of India for conduct of political parties and
candidates during elections. The MCC comes into force immediately on the
announcement of the election schedule by the commission. The Code remains in
force till the end of the electoral process.