The Goa Pradesh Congress Committee had complained to the Election Commission against Parrikar, pointing out to his post on Twitter and Facebook wherein he had informed people that the investment cum industrial policy would be announced by the end of this month.

The Goa Pradesh Congress Committee had alleged that the post violated election code of conduct.

Goa Chief Secretary’s office, which sought to explain to the Election Commission of India on behalf of Parrikar, had clarified that the announcement about the investment policy was made in the state budget which was presented on March 5.

The Election Commission officials in Goa said that since there is no restriction on presenting the budget during code of conduct period, the announcement cannot be perceived as violation.

"The budget was drafted much before the code of conduct came into force," the officials said, adding that the announcement does not amount to violation of code of conduct.


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