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Election Commisoner Ashok Lavasa opts out of meeting over clean chits

Election commissioner, Ashok Lavasa, clean chits

New Delhi : Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa has skipped meetings of the Election commission on deciding violations of the Model code of conduct . Interestingly, the commission had cleared Prime Minister Narendra Modi of any poll violation in six instances.

The three-member "full commission" of the Election Commission consists of the Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and the two election commissioners - Ashok Lavasa and Sushil Chandra.

According to the reports of NDTVM Mr Lavasa wrote to the Chief Election Commissioner on May 16. ".It appears futile for me to participate in the deliberations of the commission until its lawful functioning is restored in terms of including the minority decisions recorded by me," he said.

"In the present circumstances, I am left with no option but to keep away from such proceedings. I may also take recourse to other requisite measures in respect of the above (lawful functioning of the commission in terms of including my minority views)," Mr Lavasa said.

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