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EC warns off TV channels for code violation

Taking a serious view of complaints against television channels for airing interviews of political leaders and poll analysis on days of voting in the ongoing assembly elections in five states, the election commission has warned of stern action in case such violations are repeated.

delhi Updated: Feb 01, 2012 00:13 IST
HT Correspondent

Taking a serious view of complaints against television channels for airing interviews of political leaders and poll analysis on days of voting in the ongoing assembly elections in five states, the election commission has warned of stern action in case such violations are repeated.

“The Commission has taken a serious view of the violation of Section 126 of Representation of People’s Act by certain media houses and will take strict action against them if they failed to check such violations,” a senior EC official told a news agency.

“We are issuing fresh instructions to make the norms clear and tight so that TV channels adhere to them and not violate the provisions of Section 126 of the Representation of People’s Act.”

The EC has received numerous complaints against TV channels for airing such material even on the day of voting which could influence the voters and affect the election process.