Assam Polls: Campaign for the third phase to end on Sunday at 6 pm
Guwahati: The campaign for the third phase of Assam Legislative Assembly Elections will end on Sunday at 6 pm, 48-hours prior to the date of polling which will take place on April 6.
The Election Commission has banned any kind of poll rallies, processions, display of election matters by means of a cinematograph or similar apparatus after the prescribed time.
The Order from the EC also prohibits the propagation of any election matter to the public by holding musical concerts, theatrical performances or other entertainment programs to attract the public in any polling area during the period of 48 hours.
“This is in accordance with the Election Commission’s Guidelines under the provision enacted in the section 126 of Representation of Peoples’ Act 1951. During this period no person shall convene, hold or attend, join or address any public meetings, processions etc,” the order stated.
Within this period, no result of exit or opinion polls should be published, publicized or disseminated in any manner by print, electronic or other media platforms, said the authority adding that the ban would continue till voting in a single phase, or multiple phases and in all the States where the election commission notified election is over.
“Violation of prohibition will attract punishment of imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine or with both,” it further stated.
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