New Delhi, 25 October:  In a bid to put a clamp on social media during the polls, the Election Commission has decided to monitor the Twitter and Facebook accounts of candidates. The poll body will keep a watch on social media also for violations of the model code of conduct.
 The EC has said that the provisions of model code of conduct and related instructions of the commission shall also apply to the content being posted on the internet, including social media websites, by candidates and political parties.
All general secretaries and presidents of political parties as well as the CEOs have been informed of the EC&’s decision.                   SNS