"The Commission has received a report on Rahul's speech from the Indore Collector and this was forwarded to them by the Madhya Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer's (CEO) office. The entire material is with us and we will examine it in a dispassionate manner," the CEC said.

A delegation had also met the Commission in New Delhi before it had left for Bhopal on Monday, Sampath said. The CEC arrived here to review preparations for the forthcoming Assembly poll preparations in the state next month and expressed satisfaction over the arrangements.

He said that there is no bar on publishing or telecasting opinion polls but clarified that it cannot be published before 48 hours of the polls.

The CEC also exempted accredited journalists getting life-threat calls from depositing their arms' licences, in states where poll dates have been announced.


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