By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 06, Feb 2022, 14:37 pm IST | UPDATED: 06, Feb 2022, 14:40 pm IST
New Delhi: The Election Commission on Sunday (February 6, 2022) extended the ban on roadshows, 'pad yatras', cycle and vehicle rallies but relaxed norms for indoor and outdoor political meets in the five poll-bound states.
In a statement, the EC said restrictions regarding outdoor meetings, indoor meetings, rallies will be further relaxed subject to the condition that the number of persons attending these events will be limited to a maximum of 50 per cent of the capacity of indoor halls and 30 per cent of the open ground capacity.
The maximum number of persons permissible for door-to-door campaigning fixed at 20 will remain as before.
Ban on campaign between 8 PM and 8 AM will also continue as before, the EC said.
The step was taken after the Commission held a meeting with the Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India on February 5 to assess the prevailing ground situation.
Union Health Secretary briefed the Commission about the ground situation of Covid-19 and stated that the poll going states are contributing a very small proportion of the total reported cases in the country.