MP: Election Commission bans poll campaign through SMS, Whatsapp

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Oct 12, 2018
In Madhya Pradesh, the Election Commission has banned the poll campaign through SMS and Whatsapp Call from 10 in night to 6 in the morning for the next month Assembly election. The polling will be held on 28th November in a single phase.

The Commission has said that house to house campaigning, sending SMS or Whatsapp calling during these timings, is violation of privacy of citizens. It has asked all the political parties to respect the privacy of the voters.AIR correspondent reports, the Election Commission is also planning to use social media platforms for the election related activities to attract young voters. There are over 2 crore 82 lakh young voters between the age group of 18 and 39 years in the State.

State election commission has already opened accounts on facebook, whatsApp, Twitter and you-tube in order to utilize the activeness of youngsters on social media.

Meanwhile, more than 3 lakh 44 thousand complaints have been registered for defacing the properties for violation of the Model Code of Conduct.
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