Port Blair, Mar. 2: Election campaigns are the means by which candidates and political parties prepare, present and promote political ideology and positions on issues to the voters in the time periods preceding to the Election Day. Candidates use a variety of tools to reach out voters and deliver their messages, including traditional and new media, public events, written materials, or other means; as found feasible to them.

However, as mandated under Section 126 of Representation of Peoples Act, 1951, no public meetings and processions can be taken out during the period of 48 hours ending with the hour fixed for the conclusion of poll (i.e. 1700 Hrs onwards from 04.03.2022), and there should be a silence period in which no active campaigning by the candidates or political parties is allowed and television or any digital media cannot carry any election-related matter. The election silence is a ban on political campaigning prior to voting, to give voters a peaceful time to consider and make a final decision on their vote. The right of every individual for peaceful and undisturbed home-life shall be respected by the candidates and political parties.

It is hereby informed that all parties and candidates shall avoid scrupulously all activities which are ‘corrupt practices’ and offences under the election law, such as bribing of voters, intimidation of voters, impersonation of voters, canvassing within 100 meters of polling stations, holding public meetings during the period of 48 hours ending with the hour fixed for the close of the poll, and the transport and conveyance of voters to and from polling station or else action as deemed fit under relevant sections of law under violation of Model Code of Conduct shall be taken against the respective candidates.