In view of the pandemic, the Election Commission (EC) has curtailed the timing of the campaign as much as 7 PM. It additionally mentioned there shall not be any campaign between 7 PM and 10 AM on campaign day. The silence interval prolonged from 48 hours to 72 hours in every of the remaining three phases in West Bengal.
“Candidates and political events shall guarantee absolute, repeat absolute, adherence to Covid tips in letter and spirit. Violations, if any shall be sternly handled and motion, together with prison motion, taken as per extant authorized framework,” Election Commission mentioned.
“It shall be the duty of the organisers of public conferences, rallies, and so forth to supply masks and sanitisers to each individual attending these conferences, rallies, and so forth at their price which shall be added and counted inside limits of prescribed expenditure,” Election Commission added.
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“Star campaigners/political leaders/candidates/aspiring policymakers shall reveal by their private instance & nudge all supporters at starting of campaigning to put on masks, use sanitisers & keep social distance & put in place such crowd management measures as essential,” the poll physique mentioned.
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