Question
Fri March 13, 2015 By: Senthil Vel Rathish

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1.WHAT ARE RULES NEEDE TO BE FOLLOWED IN A ELECTION CAMPAIGN?
2.DESCRIBE THE IMPORTANCE OF ELECTION OUTCOMES IN INDIA?
3.WHAT ARE CONSTITUENCIES? HOW MANY NO OF CONSTITUENCIES ARE THERE?
4.CHALLENGES FACED BY THE ELECTION SYSTEM.
 

Expert Reply
Soumil Shukla
Fri March 13, 2015

According to the election law in India, no party or candidate can:

  • Bribe or threaten voters;
  • Appeal to the voters and ask for votes in the name of caste or religion;
  • Use government money for the purpose of election campaigns;
  • Spend more than Rs. 25 lakh in a constituency for an election to a Lok Sabha seat or Rs. 10 lakh in a constituency in an election to the State Legislative Assembly. In case of a violation of this rule, the election of the said candidate will be rejected by the court.

 

In addition to these rules, the political parties have agreed to a Model Court of Conduct. According to this Code, no candidate or party can:

  • Use any place of worship for the purpose of election propaganda.
  • Use government aircrafts, vehicles or officials for the purpose of elections.
  • Once elections are announced, Ministers should not lay foundation stones of any government projects, take any major policy decisions or make any promises to the public regarding civic facilities.
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