No Roadshows & Rallies Till Jan 15 As Per Ec Order: Dm | Kanpur News

Kanpur: The district administration has instructed all political parties not to hold any roadshows, rallies and processions in the city till January 15.
District magistrate/district election officer Vishak G Iyer in a meeting held here on Sunday with the representatives of various political parties said that as per the instructions of the Election Commission, roadshows, cycle or bike rallies and processions would not be permitted.
The Election Commission will review the Covid situation after a week and will issue further directions which will be communicated to all the political parties, the DM said.
He said public places for holding public meetings sought through Suvidha App would be allocated by adopting the stipulated procedure. He asked the representatives of political parties to stick to Covid protocols strictly and instead of organizing physical rallies or public meetings they should organize the same through digital or virtual media platforms.
“Only five persons, including the security personnel, would be allowed with the candidate for door-to-door campaigning. Directives to follow Covid protocol which will be issued by the Election Commission soon have to be strictly followed by candidates and their violation will attract strict action,” the DM said.
He asked the candidates to file their nominations online. Other issues such as managing polling stations, ballot through post, strong room management were also discussed in the meeting.
Besides representatives of political parties, ADM city Atul Kumar, ADM (finance & revenue) deputy election officer Dayanand Prasad and assistant election officer Kamal Kishore were also present in the meeting.

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