Published On: Thu, Mar 28th, 2019

Modi’s anti-satellite missile test speech was not election biased: EC sources

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Election Commission may give a clean cheat to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his address to the nation on successful testing of anti-satellite missile citing there was no violation of code of conduct in it.

Sources in EC said Modi neither had mentioned his party nor made any appeal to people to cast their votes in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in his favor.

It is learned the final report in the matter could be released on Friday and as of now EC is looking into whether the media organization of Modi government used his speech inappropriately.

Sources added the commission has sought explanation from All India Radio and Doordarshan in the matter.

On complain of opposition parties EC formed a panel on Wednesday to examine speech of Modi. It is being led by deputy election commission.

Modi’s speech highlighted India’s achievement on successful testing of anti-satellite missile and it was not necessarily related to national security.

Addressing to the nation Modi congratulated everyone and said, “In the journey of every nation there are moments that bring utmost pride and have a historic impact on generations to come. One such moment is today.”

Modi's anti-satellite missile test speech was not election biased- EC sources

The satellite was pre-determined and was orbiting at an altitude of 300km. Without defining the owner of the satellite Modi said India has not breached any international laws or treaties.

United States, Russia and China are the other countries to have acquired such a specialized and modern capability.

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