Thursday, May 19, 2011

Omission - commission - what is this?

Immediately after the election results were out, the central government announced Rs. 5 increase in the price of 1 liter petrol. The code of conduct by the election commission prevents the government from making material announcements before the election so that the voters do not get influenced by the same.
Where do you put holding a negative decision till the election results are out? Had the price rise been announced, would it not have negatively impacted the ruling party’s fortunes?
Does the election commission only look at acts of commission and not the acts of omission? Is it because it is election commission and not election omission?