EC bars parties, candidates from publishing advertisement in newspapers on polling day in Maharashtra, Haryana

Election Commission has
barred the political parties
and candidates in
Maharashtra and Haryana
assembly polls from
publishing advertisement in
newspapers on polling day
and one day prior to it
without its approval. The
voting in the two states will
take place on 21st of this
month.

The Commission has asked
them to get the
advertisements pre-certified
from the Media Certification
and Monitoring Committee at
the state and district levels
before their publication. The
poll body said the decision
has been taken in view of
past instances of
advertisements of offending
and misleading nature in print
media on such occasions
which vitiate the elections.