EC bans crowded finale of open campaigning in Kerala forward of April 6 polls


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EC bans crowded finale of open campaigning in Kerala forward of April 6 polls

The COVID-19 appears to play a spoilsport on the same old crowded fruits to the weeks-long ballot campaigning in Kerala because the Election Fee has banned the years-long apply within the wake of the virus unfold within the state. 

Based mostly on the request of the state Chief Electoral Officer, Teeka Ram Meena, the Election Fee of India has authorized the banning of the customary finale marked by immense participation of crowd and celebration on Sunday forward of the April 6 Meeting polls. 

Often known as “Kottikalasham” within the native parlance, the finale of the open ballot campaigning was once a jamboree within the southern state by which each political social gathering would attempt to exhibit their power by bringing a most variety of supporters so as to add color to the present. “… the proposal forbanning the apply of Kottikalasham within the state of Kerala has been authorized by the Fee,” the ECI mentioned in a letter. 

Although there isn’t any point out of the COVID-19 within the letter, the sources near the Chief Electoral Officer right here mentioned that the ban was imposed to minimise the virus unfold. In the meantime, the Thiruvanathapuram District Collector Navjot Khosa has imposed strict restrictions and vigil within the capital district forward of meeting polls. 

Bike rallies as a part of the election campaigning have been fully banned within the district since midnight. Distribution of free meals kits or another reward, amounted to affect voters,additionally wouldn’t be allowed until the polls, official sources right here mentioned. 

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