Election Commission Takes Action Against Unauthorized Political Advertisements

Election Commission Takes Action Against Unauthorized Political Advertisements
Election Commission Takes Action Against Unauthorized Political Advertisements
Election Commission Takes Action Against Unauthorized Political Advertisements
Election Commission Takes Action Against Unauthorized Political Advertisements

Election Commission Takes Action Against Unauthorized Political Advertisements

Election Commission Takes Action Against Unauthorized Political Advertisements

Election Commission Takes Action Against Unauthorized Political Advertisements

In preparation for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has addressed the issue of non-compliance with its directives regarding political advertisements. The Commission has instructed all State/UT Governments to promptly remove unauthorized political advertisements and ensure full compliance.

Complaints Prompt Immediate Response

Numerous complaints, including those from the Congress party, have highlighted the persistent display of unauthorized political advertisements across the nation. Responding to a complaint lodged by DMK’s R S Bharathi, the ECI issued an order directing swift and appropriate action in accordance with the Model Code of Conduct.

Fact Check Unit Notification and Misinformation Combat

Concurrently, the central government has issued an official notification establishing the Fact Check Unit under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to address similar concerns. Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Rajiv Kumar underscored the importance of combating misinformation during the electoral process.

In an effort to combat the spread of fake news on social media platforms, the ECI has announced the forthcoming launch of the “Myth vs Reality” project. This initiative aims to provide citizens with tools to discern and identify fake news and narratives circulated on social media.

Political Parties’ Accountability

The Election Commission has urged political parties to exhibit responsible behavior on social media platforms and cautioned against disseminating fake news. An advisory has been issued to political parties, stressing the importance of fostering political discourse that promotes unity rather than divisiveness.

Encouraging Issue-Based Campaigning

CEC Rajiv Kumar emphasized the significance of conducting issue-based campaigning and cautioned against the proliferation of hate speeches. The Election Commission’s objective is to ensure a fair and transparent electoral process by addressing concerns related to unauthorized political advertisements and misinformation.

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