Thursday, March 23, 2023

Campaigning to conclude on Feb 25

Chief electoral office (CEO) has notified for general information of all concerned that as per Section 126 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, campaigning for upcoming Assembly election would come to an end at 4 pm on February 25.
Thereafter, during the 48-hour period leading to the election on February 27, there would be prohibition on public meeting.
Accordingly, no person would be able to convene, hold or attend, join or address any public meeting or procession in connection with the election, or display to public any election matter by means of cinematograph, television or other similar apparatus, or propagate any election matter to the public by holding, or by arranging the holding of, any musical concert or any theatrical performance or any other entertainment or amusement with a view to attracting members of the public.
The CEO warned that any person who contravened this provision would be punishable with imprisonment for a term that might extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.
The notification further stated that district election administration and police would ensure that all political functionaries left the constituency immediately after the campaign period was over. However, the restriction might not be insisted upon the office-bearer of the political party who was in-charge of the State.
However, such office-bearer of the party should declare his place of stay in the State headquarters and his movement during the period in question would remain confined normally between his party office and place of his stay.


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