Code of Conduct for Elections

Code of Conduct for Elections
Model Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct for Elections 2019

The code of conduct for elections 2019 has come into effect with the announcement of the Lok Sabha elections. The Model Code of Conduct (MCC) comes with a list of dos and don’ts for the competing parties. The ones failing to keep up with it, can be debarred from the election race and also put behind bars if convicted. The dates announced by the Election Commission of India (ECI) is 11th April to 19th May, to be held in seven phases (find the detailed dates here). Find in here the list of dos and don’ts for the ministers and parties.

  1. No declaration for any financial grants or promise for any construction of roads, provision of drinking water, etc can be made after the code of conduct is implemented. 
  2. No foundation of institutions by the government or which involves benefits to any party can be done.
  3. Religious places will not be used as a platform for the election campaign.
  4. Minister will not be able to campaign for election campaign during government visits.
  5. Ministers can’t use government car or aircraft for any promotional events.
  6. Non-urgent crowds can’t be deposited at polling stations. 
  7. The candidate or any political party has to take permission from the police to take a rally, remove procession or make a meeting. 
  8. Government bungalows or government money can’t be used during the election campaign. 
  9. Anyone caught with more than 50 thousand cash and a gift of more than 10 thousand with election materials will call for action.
  10. Minister will not be included as a guest in religious and cultural events that are organized with the government’s money.
  11. No Member of Parliament or minister should combine their official visit with campaigning or party work.

 

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