Free TV scheme banned ahead of assembly election in Tamil Nadu

A day after the announcement of the poll schedule, the Tamil Nadu election department cracked the whip on district administrations to regulate implementation of various welfare measures. Enforcing the model code of conduct, poll officials ordered district authorities to stop distribution of free colour television sets, a popular scheme of the DMK government, and warned them of strict disciplinary action if they were found violating the rule. A few political parties in the state have also formed watch teams to spy on their rivals and ensure they don’t violate the poll code.

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