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EC withdraws MCC in view of cyclone “Fani” in Odisha

Chief Electoral officer of Odisha had written a letter to the Election Commission in this regard to facilitate speedy rescue, relief and restoration activities to successfully face cyclone. 

In a statement, the commission said, it has considered the matter and approved the proposal of the lifting of the provisions of Model Code of Conduct.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday urged the Election Commission to withdraw the model code of conduct from all the coastal districts of the state and postpone polling in Patkura Assembly seat in view of the severe cylonic storm Fani heading towards the east coast.

The IMD in a bulletin has said that Fani is very likely to cross Odisha coast between Gopalpur and Chandbali, to the south of Puri around May 3 afternoon with maximum sustained wind of speed 175-185 kmph and gusting to 205 kmph.

Patnaik who rushed to the national capital a day after completion of the four phase elections in the state, met the Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and other members of the Election Commission.

EC withdraws MCC in view of cyclone “Fani” in Odisha appeared first on Udaipur News | Udaipur Latest News | udaipur local news.



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