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Issues of national security do not fall under poll code ambit: EC sources

PTI New Delhi | Updated on March 27, 2019 Published on March 27, 2019

A view of Election Commission of India, in New Delhi   -  THE HINDU

Issues related to national security and disaster management do not fall under the ambit of the model code of conduct, sources in the Election Commission said on Wednesday.

They were responding to queries on whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of India’s successful demonstration of anti-satellite missile capability violated the poll code.“The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) had met. Decisions taken by it and issues such as disaster management do not fall under the model code of conduct and require no prior nod,” a functionary said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced that India had demonstrated anti-satellite missile capability by shooting down a live satellite, describing it as a rare achievement that puts the country in an exclusive club of space super powers.

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Published on March 27, 2019
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