GOA: The Election Commission of India has revised the norms of star campaigners for elections for all ongoing and future elections during the period of Covid-19 pandemic and shall come into effect immediately.
The period of submission of the list of star campaigners has also been extended from 7 days to 10 days from the date of notification. The request for permission for the campaigning by star campaigners shall be submitted to the district election authorities at least 48 hours before the start of campaign so that all necessary safety measures are put in place by all concerned stakeholders well in time.
It may be recalled that in August 2020, commission had issued broad guidelines setting the model for the conduct of elections during the period of pandemic after taking inputs from political parties and chief electoral officers of the States/UTs.
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