Cong’s Jairam Ramesh alleges poll code violation by airline in announcements by cabin crew | India News

NEW DELHI: Senior Congress chief Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday alleged a Mannequin Code of Conduct violation by non-public airline IndiGo, claiming that an announcement on two of its flights hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for “one thing routine” after which instantly segued into an enchantment to passengers to vote through the upcoming state elections.
Ramesh identified that there was no point out of the Election Fee within the vote enchantment announcement, which, he stated, was a “clear violation of the Mannequin Code of Conduct”.
In a publish on X, Ramesh stated, “Final week, I took flights to Aizawl and again to Delhi on Indigo. Each methods there was an announcement by the cabin crew that hailed the Prime Minister ‘Shri Narendra Modiji’ for one thing routine and inconsequential.”
“One among these bulletins instantly segued right into a vote enchantment asking passengers to vote throughout upcoming state elections. Be aware that there was no point out of Election Fee on this announcement — a transparent violation of the Mannequin Code of Conduct,” the Congress basic secretary in-charge communications alleged.
There was no speedy response from the airline to Ramesh’s claims.
“By no means earlier than has any prime minister gone to those lengths to remain within the public eye to shore up his personal flailing picture, particularly within the run-up to essential elections. Clearly, there isn’t a restrict to the person’s insecurities, the civil aviation minister’s sycophancy and the spinelessness of the airline involved,” Ramesh stated.
Small mercies, he stated, that the flight he took on Wednesday to Raipur of one other airline didn’t stoop to the identical stage. “Good to see that some corporates are nonetheless resisting strain from the Modi authorities and are following honest practices,” Ramesh stated.
Elections are happening in 5 states — Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram — and their outcomes can be declared on December 3. The Mannequin Code of Conduct has been in place because the announcement of polls on October 9.

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