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Sharad Pawar violated poll code, says EC
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 5
The Election Commission today held that Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar violated the model code of conduct by announcing relief package for sugar mills.

EC sources said the poll panel asked Cabinet Secretary to issue clear guidelines to all ministers and government departments for seeking its permission before making any announcements that could have a bearing on election.

Sources said the commission had asked the Cabinet Secretary to seek an explanation from Pawar and submitted to the panel by April 7.

Pawar had made public the sops at a meeting in Pune on March 27 that the cabinet committee on economic affairs had decided on March 25 to create a buffer stock of 20 lakh tonnes of sugar for a maximum of two years and also give an export subsidy at a flat rate of Rs 1,350 per tonne to sugar mills in coastal areas and Rs 1,450 per tonne to factories situated in the northern states.

At the time Pawar made the Rs 850-crore relief package public in Pune, the EC was still studying the proposal.

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