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EC issues show cause notice to Indian TV shows for promoting BJP amid election season

EC has sent a show cause notice to the makers of television shows such as 'Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hain' and 'Tujhse Hi Raabta' for allegedly campaigning for BJP and have asked them to reply within 24 hours

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In the election season, Election Commission of India (ECI) implements the model code of conduct to ensure fair undertaking of the polling process. However, political parties always find a way to violate the same. In this case, Congress has raised its voice against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for misusing their position to gain undue advantage.   

Congress has filed a complaint with EC that in some television shows, the schemes related to the existing government such as Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, PM Ujjwala Yojana, and PM Mudra Yojana are being propagated to influence the voters while praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

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Reacting to the same, EC has sent a show cause notice to shows - ‘Tujhse Hai Raabta’ and ‘Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hain’ - alleging that they have campaigned for the BJP. EC has demanded a revert within 24 hours. 

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