"The Commission did not find anything in the broadcast matter which constituted violation of the model code of conduct," the poll panel said in its brief order, a copy of which was also sent to AICC Legal department Secretary KC Mittal who had moved the EC against the broadcast.

He had alleged the Prime Minister misused the state machinery by broadcasting 'mann ki baat' address on All India Radio ahead of the October 15 assembly elections in Haryana and Maharashtra.

The model code of conduct went into force on September 12 for the assembly polls in the two states.

In its complaint, Congress had argued that Modi's radio talk was in contravention of the poll panel's instructions on the code and demanded action against the PM and BJP.

Congress said that after the model code comes into force, telecast/broadcast by political parties on Doordarshan or AIR could be done only as per the slots allotted to them by a draw of lots, conducted by Prasar Bharti in consultation with the poll panel, which was not done in this case even as Modi is the "prime campaigner" of BJP in the assembly polls.

Mittal had said the broadcast was "part of the election campaign and specially planned and designed for furtherance of the interest of the party (BJP) in power and also alleged that the PM announced certain schemes in his broadcast.

The EC, however, said it heard the audio of the speech and perused its script before reaching the conclusion.