Council votes to ban road shows and bike rallies

Election Commission of India issues updated guidelines for election to legislative council . Campaigning between 8 p.m.

Dharwad: During the election to the legislative council, which will take place on June 13, the Election Commission of India has published updated guidelines to be followed by candidates, political parties, and participants.The ban on road shows, padayatras, bicycle rallys, and procesions would remain unchanged as under the ECI strategy.The maximum number of individuals permitted to campaign door to door will remain unchanged at 20.Campaigning between 8 p.m. and 8 p.m. has been ceased, and the number of people attending indoor outdoor meeting rallies will be limited to 50% of the Indoor halls' capacity and 30% of the open ground capacity, as determined by the district election officer (DEO), or as required by social distancing laws, whichever is greater.

People should be organized in appropriate groups during designated open ground meetings, and these groups should be separated.According to the ECI, any breach of Covid related protocols and guidelines would be borne by the organizers.According to the ECI, district magistrates would designate nodal officers to monitor the event's processes and ensure that the rules are adhered to.Surrender weapons Gurudatt Hegde, a district election officer and deputy commissioner, has issued an advisory to licensed weapon owners to depost their weapons at the police station in their district until the voting process is complete.

However, the order does not apply to officers who are on government service or who work for banks or other private businesses, he said.