Election Commission has reduced the Notice period for Political parties registration

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The Election Commission of India has  reduced the notice period for registering new political parties in the five election bound states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Goa and Punjab  from 30 days to 7 days due to the prevailing coronavirus  pandemic.

  • According to the Election commission a party seeking registration with the election commission has to publish its proposed names in two national newspapers and two local newspapers before applying to the election commission for registration.
  • The election commission has clarified that the notice period was also reduced last year when elections were held in Bihar, Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal during the corona pandemic.

Registration of Political parties is governed by the provisions of Section 29A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951

  • Chief Election Commissioner : Mr. Sushil Chandra 

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