EC mutes poll candidates’ caller tunes, ringtones to curb adverts
Yuvraj Shrimal Jaipur: Rajasthan Election department has directed telecom firms not to allow political parties and their candidates to advertise their agenda through caller tunes and ringtones without nod from the Election Authority.
The directions were issued by Additional Chief Electoral Officer Dr Jogaram on Friday at a meeting involving representatives of Reliance Telecommunications, BSNL, Tata Indicom, Vodafone, Airtel and Aircell. The agenda was adherence of Supreme Court guidelines on advertisement related to campaigning, dated April 15, 2004.
The guidelines restrict any political party, candidate or any individual from advertising without consent SILENT MODE
EC’S Addl CEO held a meeting with representatives of mobile service providers.
Adherence to Supreme Court guidelines on advertisement related to campaigning was stressed upon
from election authorities.
The Model Code of Conduct has come into force for the Assembly election in Rajasthan, and aspirants seeking tickets and their supporters are out in full swing to advertise their candidature through all means. Turn to P4