Election Commission of India Clarifies No Dates Announced Yet for Lok Sabha Elections

Election Commission of India Clarifies No Dates Announced Yet for Lok Sabha Elections
Election Commission of India Clarifies No Dates Announced Yet for Lok Sabha Elections
Election Commission of India Clarifies No Dates Announced Yet for Lok Sabha Elections
Election Commission of India Clarifies No Dates Announced Yet for Lok Sabha Elections

Election Commission of India Clarifies No Dates Announced Yet for Lok Sabha Elections

ECI Debunks Fake Message Circulating on WhatsApp

Election Commission of India Clarifies No Dates Announced Yet for Lok Sabha Elections

The Election Commission of India (ECI) issued a clarification on Friday, dismissing a fake message circulating on WhatsApp regarding the schedule for Lok Sabha elections in 2024. ECI emphasized that no dates have been announced as of yet and urged the public to verify information before amplifying it.

In a post on Twitter, the Election Commission stated, “A fake message is being shared on WhatsApp regarding the schedule for #LokSabhaElections2024 #FactCheck: The message is #Fake. No dates have been announced so far by #ECI. The Election Schedule is announced by the Commission through a press conference. #VerifyBeforeYouAmplify.”

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In February, the Election Commission issued an advisory to all political parties, urging them to maintain decorum and utmost restraint in public campaigning. The advisory aimed to elevate the level of election campaigning to “issue-based” debates. The Commission emphasized the need for ethical and respectful political discourse, discouraging personal attacks.

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The Election Commission will assess any indirect Model Code of Conduct (MCC) violations based on the advisory as a fair basis to rework notices to be given in terms of time and content in the forthcoming elections. The geographical areas and phases of elections will be considered for determining “repeat” offences during the general election to the Lok Sabha and four state Legislative assemblies.

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