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ED seeks Bihar manifestos of different parties

ED seeks Bihar manifestos of different parties
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Days before the first phase of Bihar polls, the Election Commission has reminded political parties of the guidelines to be followed while drafting election manifestos and have also asked them to provide it with a copy of the document soon after it has been released.

Days before the first phase of Bihar polls, the Election Commission has reminded political parties of the guidelines to be followed while drafting election manifestos and have also asked them to provide it with a copy of the document soon after it has been released.

“The political party or candidate shall submit a copy of election manifesto to the EC of India/ Office of the Chief Electoral Officer after the date of issue of election manifesto,” the Commission said.
The Commission gave no reasons as to why it requires a copy of the manifesto. However, sources said as allegations that manifesto is aimed at influencing voters often fly thick during elections, it is better to have a copy for quick reference.
The ‘supplementary press note’ of the EC issued on Friday ahead of Bihar elections is a reminder of a similar letter issued to all recognised national and state political parties by it in April.
The letter had said the “Commission has desired that, whenever a political party releases its manifesto for whichever election conducted by the EC, a hard copy of the same along with a soft copy may be sent to the EC for its record.”
The EC statement reminded political parties that it had issued guidelines for election manifestos following a July, 2013 SC order on the issue. The apex court has directed the EC to frame guidelines with regard to the contents of election manifestos.
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