EC issues notice to chiranjeevi for code violation

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has issued notice to Congress Rajya Sabha Member K Chiranjeevi for violating the model code of conduct during his campaign recently. Informing this at a press conference here this evening, Andhra Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer Bhanwarlal said the notice was issued as the actor-turned-politician had made certain remarks related to the religion during his campaign in Tirupati. The notices were sent to Kadapa Collector asking him to serve it to Mr Chiranjeevi as he wascampaigning for Congress candidates, Mr Bhanwarlal said, adding the MP was asked to give his explanation by noon tomorrow.