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EC fine with govt’s green nods during Model Code of Conduct

DNMUM434947 | 4/15/2019 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :302 | India



New Delhi: The Election Commission has shown a green flag to the government for granting environmental and forest clearances when the Model Code of Conduct is in force, according to a letter from the Union environment ministry to state pollution control boards.
The green ministry’s communication came on the back of queries and requests from anti-pollution authorities and project proponents seeking clarification on how to go about clearing cases linked to environment and forest during MCC period.
Poll codes are a set of guidelines to govern the conduct of political parties and candidates in the run-up to an election. They also bar the government from taking decisions that have the potential to provide the ruling party any advant
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