Assembly polls: EC further eases Covid restrictions, allows road shows

A general view of Election Commission of India building in New Delhi | Photo:PTI|File

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday further eased Covid-induced restrictions imposed on campaigning in assembly polls by allowing road shows with prior permission of district authorities.

The commission also allowed political parties and candidates to hold meetings and rallies with the restriction of using only 50 per cent capacity of space being relaxed.

Campaigning is on for the two-phase Manipur assembly elections and phases five, six and seven of the Uttar Pradesh polls.

"The commission has also allowed road shows subject to SDMA regulations and with prior permission of district authorities," a statement said.


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