Chennai, May 19 : The Election Commission (EC) Monday said the Model Code of Conduct has ceased to be in operation following the completion of the Lok Sabha election process.

The model code is enforced from the date the Election Commission announces the poll schedule, Tamil Nadu Chief Electoral Officer Praveen Kumar said in a statement issued here.

“The EC has stated that now the declaration of results in respect of all the parliamentary constituencies has been completed, and the ‘due constitution’ notification has been issued May 18, the model code of conduct has ceased to be in operation with immediate effect,” he said.