Revised guidelines for star campaigners

Kohima, October 9 (MExN): The Election Commission of India has revised guidelines concerning star campaigners for all ongoing and future elections during the period of COVID-19 pandemic, Nagaland Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) informed on Friday.

According to a notification issued through the DIPR, the maximum limit on the number of star campaigners for recognized National/State political parties shall be 30 in place of 40 and for unrecognized registered political parties it shall be 15 in place of 20 during the period of pandemic.

Accordingly, the period of submission of the list of star campaigners has been extended from 7 days to 10 days from the date of notification. Political parties, which have already submitted a list of star campaigners, shall resubmit a revised list within the stipulated period, it added.

Requests 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, the CEO informed