India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has found to have asked government officials to provide information on places that he will be canvassing during his campaign trail. It has come to be seen that he has done this earlier too.
What is noticeable here is that Indira Gandhi too had used government machinery to campaign for elections and had thus been debarred from the parliament for violating the Representations of the Peoples Act, 1951. This was the reason she had called an emergency.

Is this a violation of the Model Code of Conduct and should Modi be convicted?

  • Again you're asking two questions in one. What does the (fairly recent) Model Code have to do with the Representation of the People Act? And although Wikipedia isn't too clear about this, it looks like the 1951 law was amended after Indira Ghandi. – Fizz May 1 '19 at 15:50
  • And yes, not only did the Supreme Court overturn Ghandi's conviction, but the law was amended as well: nytimes.com/1975/11/08/archives/… – Fizz May 1 '19 at 16:15

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