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    Election Commission sets pre-poll reduce-off date for manifestos

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    Election Commission sets pre-poll reduce-off date for manifestos


    A view of the logo of Election Commisison of India (ECI) at its headquarters in New Delhi on March 16, 2019.

    A request of the logo of Election Commisison of India (ECI) at its headquarters in Novel Delhi on March 16, 2019.
      | Picture Credit:
    R.V. Moorthy


    Parties can not liberate file in 48-hour quiet length.

    The Election Commission on Saturday fixed the outer limit for the liberate of party manifestos, underneath the Mannequin Code of Habits, striking a prohibition of 48 hours prior to polling.

    The EC had, via letters dated January 22 and February 9, circulated a proposal amongst the recognised national and Explain events for fixing a timeline on the liberate of manifestos.

    “Having design regarding the ideas and comments acquired from political events, the Commission has fixed a timeline…which has now been incorporated as para-no. 4 underneath Section-VIII [Guidelines on Election Manifestos] in the Mannequin Code of Habits,” stated the grunt.

    For every phase

    “In case of single phase election, manifesto shall not be released at some level of the prohibitory length, as prescribed underneath Piece 126 of the Representation of the Of us Act,” it stated.

    All the procedure via multi-phase polls, as might per chance be the case in the Lok Sabha elections, the 48-hour restriction will practice prior to each polling date.

    In a multi-phased poll, the silence length of ultimate 48 hours can also very successfully be on in sure constituencies while campaign is ongoing in diverse constituencies.

    “In such tournament, there must not be any grunt or indirect reference amounting to soliciting abet for events or candidates in the constituencies staring on the silence length,” the EC had earlier stated.

    The Commission additionally stated at some level of the silence length, giant title campaigners and diverse political leaders must refrain from addressing the media by process of press conferences and giving interviews on election issues.

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