No Assembly Polls in J&K ; monitoring social media wars - Lok Sabha Election Updates

No Assembly Polls in J&K ; monitoring social media wars - Lok Sabha Election Updates
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The Election Commission has set clear guidelines with regards to use of social media by political parties and candidates contesting in the Lok Sabha elections 2019.

How Election Commission plans to monitor social media poll war

The Election Commission has set clear guidelines with regards to use of social media by political parties and candidates contesting in the Lok Sabha elections 2019.

Candidates contesting the general elections are required to furnish details of their social media accounts. The same has to be done while filing the nominations.

All political advertisement on social media will require precertification from Media Certification & Monitoring Committees (MCMC).

All advertisement on social media will also require pre-certification. All expenditure on campaigning advertisement in social media is to be included in the election expenditure account, said CEC Sunil Arora.

Candidates and political parties contesting the polls will have to include all expenditure on campaigning (including expenditure on the advertisements on social media) in their election expenditure account.

NO ASSEMBLY POLLS IN JAMMU AND KASHMIR

Citing the constraints over availability of central forces and other logistics, the Election Commission said the elections for the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly will not be held along with the Lok Sabha polls.

Most of the mainstream political parties in Jammu and Kashmir expressed disappointment and anger at the poll panel's decision not to hold Assembly elections simultaneously with the Lok Sabha polls.

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