ECI issues guidelines for parties for issuing election manifestos

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ECI issues guidelines for parties for issuing election manifestos


News / Election Commission of India   /   May 30, 2015
Kulbir Manhas
Kulbir Manhas
Kulbir writes about politics, social issues and technology. He has worked in an NGO for several years.

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court in its judgement dated 5thJuly 2013 in SLP(C) No. 21455 of 2008(S. SubramaniamBalaiiVs Govt. of Tamil Nadu and others) has directed the Election Commission to frame guidelines regarding the content of election manifestos after consulting all the recognized political parties.

Following the directions of the apex court, the Commission has issued guidelines which need to be followed by all political parties while releasing election manifestos for any election to the Parliament or State Legislature.

Guidelines for releasing election manifestos

1. The election will not contain anything, which is against the ideals and principles enshrined in the Constitution.  Moreover, it must be in line with the letter and spirit of all the provisions of Model code of Conduct.

2. Since the Directive Principles of State Policy enshrined in the Constitution instructs the State to frame various welfare measures for the citizens, therefore, there cannot be any objection to the promise of such welfare measures in election manifestos. However, the parties should avoid making promises which are likely to affect the free and fair conduct of the election process or exert undue influence on the voters in exercising their franchise.

3. For ensuring transparency, level playing field and credibility of promises, the poll body enjoins political parties to release manifestos that reflect the rationale for the promises and broadly indicate the ways and means to meet the financial requirements for it.  The Commission directs that trust of the voters should be sought only for those promises which can be fulfilled.


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