Chief Electoral Officer Gopal Krishna Dwivedi said on Sunday that the Election Commission received over 2,100 complaints on the ‘cVIGIL’ mobile application, a tool for people to report any violation of the model code of conduct. But most of the complaints were not genuine, he said.
In a release, Mr. Dwivedi said only 900 complaints represented facts and the remaining were not genuine. Mr. Dwivedi also said that 90% of the violations reported on the social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter were found not genuine. He said the State Election Commission welcomed complaints against the code violation, but needed proper information to probe the allegations. He called upon the people to ensure that proper information was provided while lodging complaints.