The Election Commission of India on Saturday held separate virtual meetings with the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and decided to extend the ban on physical rallies and roadshows in five states up to 22 January 2022.
Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra along with Election Commissioners Rajiv Kumar and Anup Chandra Pandey accompanied by Secretary-General and concerned Deputy Election Commissioners held a comprehensive review of the present status and projected trends of COVID pandemic with special focus in the five poll going states.
No roadshow, rally and procession shall be allowed till 22 January 2022. The commission shall subsequently review the situation and issue further instructions accordingly.
The Election Commission has granted relaxation for the political parties to the extent that indoor meetings of a maximum of 300 persons or 50% of the capacity of the hall or the prescribed limit set by SDMA will be allowed.
The Assembly Election of Goa, Punjab, Manipur, Uttarakhand & Uttar Pradesh will be held from 10 February to March 07, 2022.
The counting of votes will be held on March 10.