Can political parties use Doordarshan and the All India Radio for broadcasting political advertisements?
The use of Doordarshan (DD) and All Indian Radio (AIR) are available only to recognized National or State Parties. These facilities are not available to registered-unrecognised political parties or any independent candidates. 1
- Allotment of Broadcast Time to Recognized Political Parties, Gist of instructions, Page 129, point 2(i), Compendium of Instruction on Media Related Matters, https://observerseci.eci.nic.in/Instruction/MediaPaid%20News%20Compendium%202017.pdf.
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