Take immediate action against provocative speakers: EC
election commission has issued instructions to the chief electoral officers of
all the states to take immediate legal action against star campaigners and
leaders who deliver provocative speeches in violation to the model code of
said that it was necessary to maintain law and order for conducting peaceful
election. The commission time-to-time has issued guidelines in this regard.
However, the commission has observed that several star campaigners and leaders
of political parties have been giving provocative speeches.
said that they should immediately interfere in such issues and take legal
action against the person concerned without any lapse of time.
said that it would be responsibility of the district electoral officers and the
superintendents of police that they should register case against those deliver
provocative speeches. On getting factual evidence, it should be mentioned in
the FIR. It should also be brought into the information of the chief electoral
permission for rally and meetings, the officers should enclose the copy of the
model code of conduct. Instruction should also be given that violation of it
would invite action. CDs of speeches delivered in the meeting should be
prepared. Daily report on the action taken against violation of code of conduct
in their respective should be sent.