No violation of MCC in Niti Aayog sharing data with PMO: EC

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Election Commission said, it has found no violation of the poll code in Niti Aayog sharing data with the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on places where Prime Minister Narendra Modi was set to campaign for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.

Talking to media in New Delhi, Senior Deputy Election Commissioner Sandeep Saxena said, the poll body has disposed off the complaint as the Prime Minister is exempted from the provision that bars ministers from combining official visits with campaigning.

Mr Saxena said, the exemption to the Prime Minister was given in October 2014 and it was not a one-time exemption but a standing instruction.

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