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Election Campaign

The main purpose of election is to give people a chance to choose the representatives, the government and the policies they prefer. Therefore it is necessary to have a free and open discussion about who is a better representative and which party will make a better government Election campaigns help the voter to know more about the candidates, the Political Party they represent and the Party's policies.


Election campaigns take place for a two-week period between the announcement of the final list of candidates and the date of polling.

During this period the candidates can contact their voters in ways they think fit.

Political leaders address election meetings and political parties mobilise their supporters
there various means.


Newspapers and Television Channels publish and telecast election related stories and debates.

Most Political parties start preparing for elections months before they actually take place.

Political parties and candidates are free to conduct their election campaigns the way they want to. There are certain norms that Political Parties have to follow while campaigning so that all that every political party and candidate gets a fair and equal chance to compete.


Norms for Election campaigning are:

1. Candidates cannot bribe or threaten voters

2. They cannot appeal to the voters in the name of caste or religion

3. They cannot use Government resources for the election campaign

4. The Candidate cannot spend more than Rs. 25 lakh in a constituency for a Lok Sabha election or Rs. 10 lakh in a constituency in an Assembly election.


If they do not follow the above norms the court can reject their election even after they have been declared elected.

In addition to the laws, all the political parties in our country have agreed to a Moral Code of Conduct for election campaigns.

According to the Moral Code of Conduct no party or candidate can:

1. Use any place of worship for election propaganda

2. Use government vehicles, aircrafts and officials for elections

3. Once elections are announced, Ministers shall not lay foundation stones of any projects, take any big policy decisions or make any promises of providing public facilities.


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