Punjab Assembly Elections: Prohibition is going to be imposed in Punjab from 5 PM today – state goes to polls on fourth of February and today is the last day of campaigning. The EC has requested the District Election Officers to entirely execute its orders – these rules have been issued under provision sanctioned in Section 126 of Representation of Peoples’ Act. These rules are notwithstanding the customary restriction rules, for example, no campaigning and proliferation of parties on TV, radio or newspapers 48 hours before the elections. The EC has additionally said that any ad being distributed in the newspapers on February 3 and 4 would require an accreditation and consent from the body.
Any such material affecting the voters would not be passable during the 48 hours before the elections.
He additionally said that all electronic media noticed, aside from the mass SMS, IVRS and web-based social networking are prohibited from communicating during the most recent 48 hours finishing with the poll that is beginning from 5 pm of 2 February till 5 pm of 4 February.
Additionally, the body has likewise coordinated the police and the civil organization, over the express that outcasts, who are not “required” must leave the state as quickly as time permits. All the political gatherings have been informed about the rules to ensure that they are taken after religiously. Delhi assembly elections in 2015 had seen full page commercials of PM Modi on a few newspapers maybe a couple days before elections. The election commission was found napping and had pulled in much feedback from the opposition party and even the nationals seeking after reasonable decisions.
Despite the fact that, restriction in states is just the same old thing however it appears this is the reason behind why Election commission, this year is as a rule additionally cautious with the election procedure. The chief Electoral Officer of Punjab, VK Singh said that the rules issued are as per the provisions enacted in the Section 126 Representation of Peoples’ Act 1951.
The challenge in Punjab is between the Congress party and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and additionally the decision SAD-BJP consolidate.