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Election Commission to double telecast time allotted to political parties in poll bound States


  • Election Commission of India has decided to double the broadcast and telecast time allotted to each National Party and recognized State Parties in poll bound states. 
  • The steps were taken in consultation with Prasar Bharti in view of the COVID-19 pandemic and enhanced relevance of non-contact based campaigns.
  • Broadcast and telecast time will be doubled on Doordarshan and All India Radio during the ongoing General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Goa, Punjab, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.