EC takes note of Kejri’s complaint on Reliance influencing gas price hike

Election Commission has taken note of AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal’s complaint that on a proposal by Reliance Industries, petroleum ministry is going to hike gas prices from April 1 and said it would examine the matter.

‘The Commission will look into it and the urgency shown in going ahead with the decision,’ Election Commissioner H S Brahma told a press conference flanked by Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampat.

‘A decision that was awaited for so long could be put on hold for another two months,’ Sampat said.
The Commission was to review poll preparations in Uttar Pradesh.

Kejriwal had in a letter to the EC termed the gas price hike as violation of the model code of conduct and alleged that the decision was aimed at providing windfall gains to Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries.

Sampat directed effective deployment of central forces for peaceful and impartial polling and warned that officials found to be working in a partisan manner would be immediately removed from election duty.
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