Current Affairs


  1. With the impending elections to Legislative Council and the model code of conduct being in force, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s anticipated visit to Pune on November 13 has drawn attention of the Election Commission of India (ECI).
  2. Mr. Modi is scheduled to attend the International Conference on Sugar to be held at the Vasantdada Sugar Institute in Manjari Budruk in Pune district.
  3. The Legislative Council elections are scheduled on November 19.
  4.  ECI authorities had asked the PMO and the BJP to abide by the model code of conduct already in force, wherein the Prime Minister is expected to refrain from making any announcement that might influence voters.
  5. In his letter, the Collector has drawn the ERO’s attention to the provisions of the poll code, which entails that “Ministers, whether central or State (including Chief Minister) can make official visit to any district(s) in which any biennial/byeelection from a council constituency is being held subject to the condition that visit shall not be combined with the election related work/tour.”
  6. ECI official said poll body merely drew attention to requirement that code of conduct is not violated by announcements amounting to inducement of voters.