EC bans victory procession during and after counting of votes on May 2

It has decided to put out more stringent provisions, to be followed during the process of vote-counting.

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday banned all victory processions on or after vote counting on May 2 in view of the rise in coronavirus disease cases across the country.

Issuing an order to the chief electoral officers of all states and union territories, the EC said that it has decided to put out more stringent provisions, to be followed during the process of vote-counting.

No victory processions after the counting on May 2 shall be permissible, additionally, no more than two persons shall be allowed to accompany the winning candidate while receiving the election certificate, the poll body said.

In a letter signed by Sumit Mukherjee, the senior public relations secretary to the poll body said that it had issued broad guidelines on August 21 last year to conduct elections during Covid-19, after receiving suggestions from national and state-based political parties.

The guidelines for political parties conducting election campaigns and public meetings had also been reviewed based on suggestions received from various chief electoral officers of states and union territories, the letter read.

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