New Delhi: Against the backdrop of rising COVID-19 cases, the Election Commission on Friday put in place restrictions on campaigning by political parties, including curtailing its time, for the West Bengal assembly elections. In an official order, the EC curtailed the time for the campaign up to 7 pm. Earlier it was up to 10 pm.
Now there will be no campaign between 7 pm and 10 am on campaign day in the state, the Election Commission said.
It also extended the silence period from 48 hours to 72 hours in each of the remaining three of the eight phases of the West Bengal polls to be held on April 22, 26 and 29.
During the silence period, which is usually for 48 hours, parties and candidates cannot hold rallies and meetings.
- Nagaland incident: Genocide on pretext of mistaken identity, says NEFIP
- Nagaland: Konyak Union declares 7-day mourning, Mon bandh today
- Khanapara Morning Teer Result today: Winners of Khanapara lottery for Dec 7
- Shillong Morning Teer Result today: How to check winners of Shillong lottery for Dec 7
- Nagaland Police: Army made no attempt to ID civilians before Mon shooting
- Nagaland killings: Mizoram CM extends solidarity