Guwahati: Election campaign for all three phases in Assam will end 48 hours prior to the close of polls, stated a release from the chief electoral office on Wednesday.
The election campaign in 47 constituencies under Phase 1 will end at 6 pm on March 25, 2021, in accordance with the Election Commission’s guidelines under the provisions enacted in section 126 of Representations of People’s Act, 1951.
During this period, no person shall convene, hold or attend, join or address any public meetings, processions, etc, and display of election matter by means of television and similar apparatus.
The release stated, “It also prohibits propagation of any election matter to the public by holding any musical concert or any theatrical performance or any other entertainment or amusement with a view to attracting the members of the public, in any polling area during the period of 48 hours ending with the hour fixed for the conclusion of the poll.”
It also prohibits publishing the result of any exit or opinion poll in any manner by print, electronic or any other media at any time during the period of 48 hours ending with the hour fixed for closing of poll.
This ban will continue till voting in a single phase, or multiple phases and in all the states where ECI notified election simultaneously is finally over.
Violation of the guidelines will attract punishment of imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both, the release added.