Advertisement

MP Bypolls: Election Commission moves Supreme Court against campaign curbs

10:08 AM Oct 23, 2020 | FPJ Web Desk

Ahead of the bypolls in Madhya Pradesh, the Election Commission (EC) has approached the Supreme Court on Thursday against the order of MP High Court restricting physical rallies.

As per the report by NDTV, the order of the Madhya Pradesh high court’s Gwalior bench had put stringent restrictions on physical campaigning by candidates for the assembly by-elections in the state next month in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Now against the order of High Court, the Madhya Pradesh government also had decided to approach the Supreme Court.

Advertisement

Bypoll for 28 seats in Madhya Pradesh scheduled for November 3. A chunk of these seats fell vacant as Jyotiraditya Scindia joined BJP with his loyalists in March. With only 10 days left for campaigning, BJP and Congress are adopting new strategies to convince voters to vote in their favour but most of the voters (not party workers) remained confused on whom to vote- party or the candidate.

The Congress needs to win all 28 seats to come back to power, while the BJP needs nine seats to attain a simple majority of 116 in the 230-member House.

(With inputs from agencies)

Madya Pradesh: Railways to run Puja special trains for festive season

(To download our E-paper please To view our epaper please Tap here . The publishers permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

(To view our epaper please Read Now. For all the latest News, Mumbai, Entertainment, Cricket, Business and Featured News updates, visit Free Press Journal. Also, follow us on Twitter and Instagram and do like our Facebook page for continuous updates on the go)

Advertisement