If a movie actor is affiliated with a political party and is a candidate for that party, then they cannot urge the voters to vote or refrain from voting for anyone.

Holding Public Meetings 48 Hours before Elections

Last updated on Jun 15, 2022

The law prohibits any public meetings which discuss elections through 1:

  • Musical concerts
  • Theatrical performances
  • Processions
  • Other forms of entertainment

No person can convene or hold, attend or join or address any public meetings which are in connection with elections 48 hours before the date of polling.

For example:

  • A candidate cannot gather a group of people and advocate them to vote for him on the day of polling.
  • A theater group cannot host a play on the achievements of a political party on the day of polling.

If any person or candidate holds any form of public meeting, then this person will be punished with jail time up to 2 years and/or a fine.2

  1. Section 126(1)(c), The Representation Of The People Act, 1951.[]
  2. Section 126(2), The Representation Of The People Act, 1951.[]

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