‘Naidu violated code by holding review meetings’

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  1. A complained has been made to Chief Electoral Officer of Andhra Pradesh stating that Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister has violated the Model Code of Conduct by holding official review meetings. Chief Minister had conducted a meeting to review the progress on the Polavaram project.
  2. Provision 19.5 of the Model Code of Conduct for Elections prohibits officials from attending any meeting called by the ministers (including Chief Minister) or political functionaries.
  3. 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.