During the election period, the Election Commission on Wednesday stated that all political parties should have equal access to earmarked advertising space.
As part of the ban, sarees and shirts were also prohibited as gifts during rallies. Government-aided, private, and government educational institutions, including their grounds, must not be used for political campaigns and rallies. A district election officer should ensure that all political parties and candidates get an equitable opportunity to have access to such advertisement space if a specific place has been designated for displaying advertisements in a public place, and such space has already been assigned to any agency for further allocation to individual clients.
The Election Commission said that for advertisements on private property, if the local law does not expressly permit wall writing, pasting of posters, and similar permanent or semi-permanent defacements that cannot be easily removed, the same shall not be done under any circumstances, even on the pretext that the owner has given consent to the advertisement.
Such writings and displays must not contain anything inflammatory or likely to incite disaffection among the community.
It is permissible to wear a cap, mask, or scarf provided by a party or candidate in processions and rallies. It is not permitted for a party or candidate to supply apparel like sarees, shirts, etc.