New Delhi India January 15 ANI The Election Commission of India ECI on Saturday extended the ban on physical rallies and roadshows in the five poll-bound states until January 22.
The commission also granted relaxations for the political parties in Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Punjab, Manipur and Uttarakhand, where assembly elections will be held from February 10 to March 10.
ECI extends the ban on physical rallies and roadshows until January 22, 2022 ECI grants relaxation for political parties to the extent that indoor meetings of maximum of 300 persons or 50 per cent of the capacity of the hall or the designated limit set by SDMA, ECI informed in a tweet.
It directed political parties to adhere to the provisions of MCC and the broad guidelines of COVID.
ECI leads political parties to adhere to the provisions of MCC and the broad guidelines of COVID ECI direct State District Administration to ensure the compliance of all instructions related to MCC and COVID, ECI tweeted.
The commission had suspended the physical rallies until January 15 because of rising COVID 19 cases, while announcing the schedule for upcoming assembly polls in five states.
The polling in Uttar Pradesh, with 403 constituencies, will take place over all seven phases.
Manipur with 60 constituencies will vote on February 27 and March 3.
Punjab with 117 constituencies, Uttarakhand with 70 constituencies and Goa with 40 constituencies will cast their vote in a single-phase manner on February 14.