New Delhi: With much heat being generated during the ongoing Delhi assembly poll campaign, the election commission (EC) has started monitoring even the press conferences by various political parties, in addition to public meetings and rallies.

EC representatives will attend press conferences to check what is spoken there and if anything may be violative of the model code of conduct.

This became clear at the AIIC briefing on Wednesday. Congress general secretary Ajay Maken, while welcoming media persons, said the party has been told that a Election Commission representative would also be attending briefings from on Wednesday.

Sources said the EC is already monitoring political meetings, rallies and road shows. Delhi elections have seen trading of charges and counter charges among rival parties. The monitoring of briefings by parties will help the EC in keeping a tab on claims and allegations levelled by them and take quick action if they are in violation of the code of conduct. Delhi will have Assembly polls on 7 February and counting of votes will be done on 10 February.