Although, the state Election Commissioner R K Srivastava in last week announced to conduct election for all 50 Zilla Panchayat constituencies on 15th March, it has failed to enforce model code of conduct in the state.
According to the electioneering rules prescribed by the election commission of India, as soon as elections are declared, the code comes into force. Incidentally, the state commission is expected notify the dates for the ZP polls on party lines on 15th Feb.
Several political analysts and observers slammed IAS cadre headed election commission for systematically dodging election rules & favoring political dispensation. The commission is yet impose restriction on Goa Chief Minister for making flamboyant assurance at the forthcoming budget session scheduled in February.