No canvassing 36 hours prior to close of polls: EC
New Delhi: Candidates contesting municipal
elections will not be allowed to hold public meetings or
canvass for votes 36 hours prior to the close of polls, the
State Election Commissioner has said.
"The State Election Commission, taking into consideration
the advise and recommendation of the Delhi Police (on law and
order situation), has decided that no political party,
contesting candidates or any other persons shall convene, hold
or attend any public meeting within a ward 36 hours prior to
the hours fixed for close of the polls," said Rakesh Mehta,
State Election Commissioner in a directive.
With polling scheduled to conclude at 5.30 pm on Sunday,
April 15, the above prohibition will be effective from 5.30 am
on Saturday April 14, the directive said.
The Commission`s decision came in the wake of
recommendations from the Delhi Police that holding of election
meetings and canvassing for votes should be prohibited 36
hours before the end of polls.
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