EC fixes timeline for political parties to release manifesto

Last Updated: Sun, Mar 17, 2019 09:36 hrs
Assam polls

New Delhi: Election Commission of India (ECI) announced fixing a timeline for the release of a manifesto by political parties.

It has issued a directive that manifestos for both single and multiphase elections shall not be released during the prohibitory period, as prescribed under Section 126 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951.

Section 126 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 pertains to the prohibition of public meetings during the period of forty-eight hours ending with the hour fixed for the conclusion of poll.

Election Commission of India has also said that the provision will, henceforth, be applicable and implemented as a part of the Model Code of Conduct for all future elections.

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