Sunday, January 23, 2022

EC to take decision on relaxation restrictions on public rallies for upcoming Assembly polls

The Election Commission is holding a meeting with the Union Health Ministry and Chief Secretaries of the five poll-bound states to decide on any relaxation on public rallies. While announcing the poll schedule for Goa, Punjab, Manipur, Uttrakhand and Uttar Pradesh on 8th of this month, the Election Commission of India had said that no roadshows, padyatras, cycle or bike rallies and processions will be allowed till 15th January.

Political parties were advised to conduct their campaign through digital mode as much as possible. A maximum of five persons were allowed for door-to-door election campaigns by candidates. These steps were taken in view of the rising cases of Covid-19.

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