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This explainer seeks to lay down the legal provisions relating to the prohibition of campaigning 48 hours before elections. It explains the duties and obligations of the political parties with respect to campaigning in the “silence period” i.e the 48 hours before the elections. It will help the user to understand whether the candidates are behaving in a lawful manner before the elections or not.
What are the laws being discussed?
The explainer discusses the legal provisions in the Representation of the People’s Act, 1951. It also analyses the Model Code of Conduct as prescribed by the Election Commission of India. It also looks into the Compendium of Instructions and the Manual for the Model Code of Conduct of the Election Commission of India to understand the provisions of the law better.
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