EC Bans Political Ads On 24, 25 April In Bengal


Kolkata: The Election Commission has banned publication of political advertisements on 24 and 25 April in West Bengal print media unless they are pre-certified by the Commission’s Media Certification and Monitoring Committee at State or district level.

The Commission sent a directive to this effect to the state CEO yesterday that publication of such advertisement, without pre-certification by the relevant EC Committee, by political parties, candidates or any organization etc one day prior to the polls and on the day of voting of the fourth phase on Monday will not be permitted.

The Commission has asked the CEO to issue similar directive to all the newspapers in the state in this regard.