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Election Commission Revokes ‘Star Campaigner’ Status of Kamal Nath Ahead of MP Bypolls

File photograph of former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath.

Kamal Nath repeatedly violations of the mannequin code whereas campaigning for the bypolls in 28 meeting constituencies within the state, the Election Commission mentioned.

  • PTI New Delhi
  • Last Updated: October 30, 2020, 18:08 IST
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The Election Commission on Friday revoked the “star campaigner” standing of Congress chief and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath for repeated violations of the mannequin code whereas campaigning for the bypolls in 28 meeting constituencies within the state.

In an order issued on Friday, the Commission mentioned, “…for repeated violation of Model Code of Conduct and for completely disregarding the advisory issued to him, the Commission hereby revokes the status of leader of political party (Star Campaigner) of Kamal Nath, Ex-Chief Minister, Madhya Pradesh, with immediate effect for the current Bye-elections of Legislative Assembly of Madhya Pradesh.” It mentioned no permission will likely be granted by authorities to Kamal Nath as a star campaigner.

“However, if any campaign is done by Kamal Nath from now onwards, the entire expenditure related to travel, stay and visit will be completely borne by the candidate in whose constituency he carries out campaigning,” he mentioned.

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