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Campaigning for LS polls to end on April 17 at 4 p.m.

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, APRIL 15: Chief Electoral Officer, Nagaland, Vyasan R has informed all concerned that as per Section 126 of the Representation of the People Act. 1951, the campaigning period for General Election to the l8th Lok Sabha, 2024 for Nagaland Parliamentary Constituency shall come to an end at 4 p.m. on April 17.
After 4 p.m. of April 17, no person would convene, hold, attend, join or address any public meeting or procession in connection with an election; Display to the public any election matter by means of cinematograph, television or other similar apparatus; and Propagate any election matter to the public by holding, or by arranging the holding of, any musical concert or any theatrical performance or any other entertainment or amusement with a view to attracting the members of the public thereto.
Any person who contravenes the above provision would be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 2 years, or with fine, or with both, he stated.
After the closure of campaign period, no campaign can take place within the constituency. Presence of political functionaries and party workers, who have been brought from outside the constituency and who are not voters of the constituency, should not remain present in the constituency as their continued presence after end of the Campaign period may undermine the atmosphere for free and fair poll.
The District Election Administration/Police Administration have been asked to ensure that all political functionaries leave the constituency immediately after the campaign period is over which is after 4 p.m. of April 17.
However, the said restriction may not be insisted upon those office bearers of political parties who are in-charge of the State. Such office bearer should declare his/her place of stay in the State Headquarters and his/her movement during the period in question shall remain confined normally between his/her party office and place of his/her stay.
(Page News Service)