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Mar 26, 2014 at 03:37pm IST

Don't hold discussion with workers through video conference: EC to Akhilesh Yadav

The Election Commission has barred Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his cabinet colleague from holding discussion with officials of various departments through video conferencing till the elections are over.

A direction to this effect was issued by Chief Electoral Officer of Uttar Pradesh Umesh Sinha.

"During the Model Code of Conduct, no video-conference would take place between the Chief Minister, ministers and political functionaries with the officials," the notice issued by Sinha said, while referring to a direction of the Election Commission of India (ECI) in this regard.

Don't hold discussion with workers through video conference: EC to Akhilesh Yadav

Don't hold discussion with workers through video conference: EC to Akhilesh Yadav

Sinha has asked all the district election officials to ensure that no such meeting is held through video-conference.

In a notification last week, the Election Commission had said that such video conferencing will be permitted only in case of a natural calamity. It had also said that before organising such meetings, approval of Chief Electoral Officer should be obtained.

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