EC extends ban on roadshows and vehicle rallies for assembly polls
The Election Commission has extended ban on roadshows, pad yatras, cycle and vehicle rallies but relaxed norms for indoor and outdoor political meets for polls.
The EC said restrictions regarding outdoor meetings, indoor meetings, rallies will be further relaxed subject to condition that the number of persons attending these events will be limited to maximum of 50 percent of the capacity of indoor halls and 30 per cent of the open ground capacity.
The maximum number of persons permissible for door-to-door campaigning fixed at 20 will remain as before. The EC said, ban on campaign between 8 PM and 8 AM will also continue as before.
Assembly polls are scheduled in five states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Manipur and Punjab.