New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday issued notices to Union petroleum minister Murli Deora and petroleum secretary R.S. Pandey for a possible violation of the model code of election conduct in the wake of Deora’s announcement about a possible fuel price cut after the assembly elections end on 24 Decemeber.
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The two have been asked to respond to the notice by Thursday evening.
The EC sought Pandey’s comments over his reported remarks that the ministry would send a proposal for price cut and related subsidy issues to the union cabinet next month.