Pala bypoll: Mercykutty Amma warned for violating model code of conduct
Thiruvananthapuram: The Election Officer has warned Minister for Fisheries J. Mercykutty Amma for violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC)at Pala where a by-election is round the corner.
Mercykutty Amma’s statement that a new fish market will be set up in Pala violated the model code of conduct. While campaigning for Left Democratic Front (LDF) candidate Mani C. Kappan in Pala, Mercykutty Amma said she would start a new fish market there.
Citing this, the United Democratic Front (UDF) approached the Election Commission (EC). On finding that the minister had prima facie violated the mode code of conduct, the election officer warned her.