The Kerala State Election Commission today warned the political parties in Kerala not to use the Sabarimala temple issue as a campaign issue. Chief Electoral Officer Teeka Ram Meena told the media that citing or invoking religious propaganda on the Sabarimala issue will be a clear violation of the Model Code of Conduct.
He said soliciting the votes in the name of religion or by inciting religious feelings is a clear violation of the Model Code of Conduct.
The CEO added that the State Election Commission will hold a discussion with political parties on Tuesday in this regard and will form a formal response on the Commission’s stance.
Kerala will go to the Lok Sabha polls on April 23.