EC's big decision regarding election rallies and public meetings; new guidelines issued

The Election Commission has decided to relax the restrictions related to election campaigns amid the dwindling threat of Corona.

New Delhi: The Election Commission has issued a new guideline on Monday regarding the Legislative Assembly elections of five states. The commission has given great relief to the restrictions related to election campaigns amid increasing cases of corona. According to the new instructions, candidates and workers will be able to do door-to-door campaigns in number of 20.


Election commission issued new guidelines

Party or party candidates will now be able to hold meetings with 1000 people. In this, the guidelines of the local SDM will also have to be taken care of.


The ban on any roadshow, pad-yatra, cycle/bike/vehicle rallies and processions will continue till February 11, 2022.


The number of people for door-to-door campaigning has been increased from 10 to 20. During this corona, proper behaviour will have to be taken care of.


The number of people attending indoor meetings has increased from 300 to 500. Here it has to be kept in mind that only 50% of the people in the hall capacity should attend the meeting. The instructions issued by SDMA will also have to be taken care of.


Political parties and candidates will be allowed to campaign only with proper treatment and guidelines related to Corona.


Date of elections in five states

In Uttar Pradesh, elections will be held in seven phases. Voting will be held on February 10, February 14, February 20, February 23, February 27, March 3 and March 7, 2022. Manipur will vote in two phases - on February 27 and March 3. Whereas in Punjab, Uttarakhand and Goa, polling will be held in just one phase on February 14. Counting of votes will take place on March 10.


How many seats in which state?

Uttar Pradesh - 403 seats

Punjab - 117 seats

Uttarakhand 70 seats

Manipur - 60 seats

Goa - 40 seats