By Rifat Jawaid
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As expected, we have almost all major newspapers in Delhi carrying front page election advertisements by BJP even after the official campaigning is over. We are now debating if the newspaper ads published in the 48 hours period before the poll closes amounts to the violation of the Election Commission of India’s guidelines.
BJP has been quick to justify its action while AAP would like an intervention by the EC.
Here’s what the EC guidelines broadly say on campaigns.
“The campaign is the period when the political parties put forward candidates and arguments with which they hope to persuade people to vote for their candidates and parties. Candidates are given a week to put forward their nominations. These are scrutinised by the Returning Officers and if not found to be in order can be rejected after a summary hearing. Validly nominated candidates…
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