No canvassing 36 hours prior to close of polls: EC
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Last Updated: Thursday, April 05, 2012, 23:29
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.


First Published: Thursday, April 05, 2012, 23:29

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