NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Violated Election Code: EC

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NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Violated Election Code: EC

Rajiv Kumar had accused the Congress of promising the moon to win elections.

New Delhi: The Election Commission expressed its deep displeasure at NITI Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar for violating the Model Code of Conduct by speaking against the Congress’s NYAY or minimum income guarantee promise plan.

The Commission Friday evening rejected his reply as not satisfactory. “The commission has considered your reply and has not found the same to be satisfactory,” the Election Commission said in a letter to Kumar.

“Public Servants should not only be impartial in their conduct but also in their public utterances, which was found wanting in the instant case,” the letter also said.

“The Commission has decided to convey its displeasure to you for your comments and expects that you shall exercise caution in future,” it said.
Rajiv Kumar had accused the Congress of promising the moon to win elections. He had tweeted, “The proposed income guarantee scheme fails the economics test, fiscal discipline test and execution test.”

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