Campaign ends for LS polls in state

Shillong, Apr 17: Campaigning for the April 19 Lok Sabha polls in the Shillong and Tura parliamentary seats ended at 4 pm on Wednesday.

The six candidates contesting from the Shillong parliamentary constituency are sitting Congress MP Vincent H Pala, NPP candidate Ampareen Lyngdoh, RDA candidate Robertjune Kharjahrin, VPP candidate Dr Ricky AJ Syngkon, independent candidates – Prof Lakhon Kma and Peter Shallam.


Candidates for Tura are Agatha Sangma (NPP), Saleng Sangma ( Congress), Zenith Sangma ( TMC) and independent Labenn Ch Marak.

Chief Electoral Officer BDR Tiwari said the silence period has commenced and that political parties can no longer hold rallies and other active campaigning except going door to door to meet people.

“One to one campaign and personal interaction will be there but no formal campaigning can be taken up by political parties during the silence period,” Tiwari said.

The East Khasi Hills district magistrate has issued an order promulgating section 144 CrPC which prohibited any sort of unlawful assemblies and holding of public meetings or any activities during the period of 48 hours ending with the hour fixed for the close of poll.

The order also prohibits the use of loudspeakers without taking due permission.

The order came into effect with the imposition of the “campaign silence period”, inter-alia which prohibits election campaign activities, public meetings, processions, etc, and displaying of election matters by means of television, print and electronic media or any similar apparatus.

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