EC directed the CEO of Maharashtra, Haryana and Arunachal Pradesh

The Election Commission has directed the Chief Electoral Officers of Maharashtra, Haryana and Arunachal Pradesh, where State Assembly elections will be held on October 13, to ensure compliance with its instructions that there would be no campaign within the constituency after the closure of the campaign period.

In particular, it said that political, procession and campaign functionaries and party workers from outside the constituency and who are not voters of the constituency should leave the constituency after the campaign ends.

The district and police administration should strictly ensure that all such persons, if they were not voters, be asked to leave the constituency immediately. However, this would not apply to the office-bearers of the political party who were in-charge of the State. Such office-bearers should declare their place of stay in the State headquarters and their movement during the period (till the closure of the poll) should remain confined between the respective party offices and place of stay.

Meanwhile, in Arunachal, following inputs from Observers and media reports that two wheelers had been distributed on a large scale to voters and they were plying without the registration numbers, the Commission sought a report from the State CEO besides directing the State Government to penalise such users.

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