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Model Code of Conduct problematic for common man, candidates: Salman Khurshid

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We cannot look unconcerned when something like this happens. (Reuters) Due to restrictions, common man have to face problems and that needs to be looked into, said Khurshid. (Reuters)

Union Minister and local MP Salman Khurshid today said due to Model Code of Conduct in place for Lok Sabha elections, the common man besides those in poll fray face a lot of difficulties and the matter should be discussed across party lines.

“Due to enforcement of model code of conduct during elections, besides contestants, common man have to face a lot of problems… All political parties should sit and discuss on reforms on the issue,” the External Affairs Minister said.

He said at the time of elections, political parties raise this issue but later on ignore it.

After the Election Commission imposes the Model Code of Conduct, no new projects can be announced as it    might be done to woo voters, a lot of development work remain pending besides other restrictions.

“Due to restrictions, common man have to face problems and that needs to be looked into,” Khurshid added.

Asked about BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi contesting from Varanasi, Khurshid said the Congress would also give a candidate from the seat.

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