Election commission bans further poll Rallies till January 22
Guwahati, January 15: Due to the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in the state, Assembly polls Election Commission further bans poll rallies, roadshows till January 22.
Today the Election Commission held a series of meetings – with the Union Health Secretary at 11 am, Chief and Health Secretaries of all poll-bound states at noon, and Chief Election Officers at 1 pm.
The order banning rallies and roadshows was passed as part of a 16-point list aimed at holding polls in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Uttarakhand, and Manipur as safely as possible.
Indoor political meetings will be allowed subject to a cap of 300 people, 50 per cent of the hall’s capacity, or the limit set by the state’s disaster management authority. Political parties must bear responsibility for the enforcement of rules, which include social distancing and use of face masks.