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EC restores maximum number of Star Campaign participants as Covid cases decrease

New Delhi: Sunday’s Election Commission of India (ECI) has restored the maximum number of Star Campaign participants for ongoing and future elections as the number of cases of Covid-19 has dropped significantly.

Currently, official national and state political parties can support up to 40-star campaigners. Other registered but unrecognized parties are now able to have 20-star campaigners during the election.

“In a notice issued to all party presidents or secretary-generals, the EC will, after thorough deliberation, reinstate the star campaign participant limit set out in Article 77 of the Representation of the People’s Act of 1951. The maximum number of Star Campaign participants for approved country / state parties is 40, and for non-approved parties, the period for submitting a list of Star Campaign participants. Will be immediately effective in all current and future elections. At the age of 20, “ECI said.

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The Commission also lists the Star Campaign participants 7 days from the date of notification during the ongoing general elections to the Legislative Assembly in Manipur (both phases) and Utter Pradesh (in the case of Phases V and VI). He said he would be notified within. And VIl) and Assam’s election to the 99-Majuri (ST) Parliamentary District, a list of additional Star Campaign participants will be available by the Commission or related Chief Electoral Officer by 5 pm February 23, 2022. You can submit it to.

The polls also said that the numbers of both active COVID-19 cases and new COVID-19 cases were declining, and restrictions imposed by both the central and state governments to check for pandemic epidemics were gradually imposed. He said the decision was made after it was lifted or relaxed.

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