Elections 2019: The digital challenge to ECI's model code of conduct10 min read . Updated: 19 Mar 2019, 04:36 AM IST
India heads into its first fully-digital national election. Is the Election Commission up to the task of policing it?
On 1 March, as Indian Air Force wing commander Abhinandan Varthaman was making his way across the border after being released by Pakistan, Om Prakash Sharma, a BJP MLA from Delhi, shared two posters on Facebook. The images, one with a jet leaving a tiranga-colored trail of smoke in its wake and the other doused in saffron, featured Varthaman alongside the smiling faces of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and—in a subordinate position—Sharma himself.
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