Candidates will have to take prior mandatory pre-certification from the Media Certification and Monitoring Committee (MCMC) for publishing advertisements in print media 48 hours before the elections, which is on October 20 and 21.

Chandigarh, October 17 – In the upcoming General Assembly Elections-2019, for 90 Legislative Assembly seats in Haryana, scheduled for October 21, 2019, candidates will have to take prior mandatory pre-certification from the Media Certification and Monitoring Committee (MCMC) for publishing advertisements in print media 48 hours before the elections, which is on October 20 and 21.

Sharing more information in this regard, Haryana's Joint Chief Electoral Officer, Dr. Inder Jeet said that as per the Commission directions, no political party, candidates and any other organization can get the advertisement published in the newspaper without obtaining the pre-certificate by the MCMC committee.

He said that in the last phase of the election, any misleading advertisement does not affect the entire election process or no untoward incident happens due to any advertisement, hence pre-certification has also been made necessary for the print media in the last two days. He said that all political parties and candidates should take special care of this and should also ensure that no advertisement is published in the print media without pre-certificate of the MCMC.

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Haryana Chief Electoral Officer, Mr. Anurag Agarwal said that till date, 5249 complaints related to the violation of Model Code of Conduct in the state, have been received on cVIGIL App.

Chandigarh, October 17 – Haryana Chief Electoral Officer, Mr. Anurag Agarwal said that till date, 5249 complaints related to the violation of Model Code of Conduct in the state, have been received on cVIGIL App. He said that all the complaints have been redressed within the prescribed time.

The Haryana Chief Electoral Officer said that it is matter of pride that the State people are giving their contribution in conducting the elections in a free, fair and transparent manner by reporting any violations of Model Code of Conduct during the elections through the cVIGIL app, directly to the Commission.

Sharing details about the complaints received through the cVIGIL app, Mr. Anurag Agarwal said that out of the complaints received so far, not a single complaint is pending at DCC level. He said that 126 complaints are under investigation, including 85 in Rohtak district and 21 in Faridabad district.

He told that 249 complaints have been received from Ambala district, 82 from Bhiwani district, six from Charkhi Dadri, 518 from Faridabad, 54 from Fatehabad, 821 from Gurugram, 535 from Hisar, 121 from Jhajjar, 30 from Jind, 461 from Kaithal, 158 from Karnal, 233 complaints from Kurukshetra, two from Mahendragarh, 18 from Mewat, 23 from Palwal, 40 from Panchkula, 33 from Panipat, 55 from Rewati, 767 from Rohtak, 419 from Sirsa, 184 from Sonipat and 440 from Yamunanagar district were received on the cVIGIL app.

Mr. Anurag Agarwal said that the Model Code of Conduct is strictly adhered to in the General Assembly Election-2019 in Haryana and to ensure that code of conduct is not violated, for this the Election Commission of India has also ensured the participation of the general public, so the general public can also file their complainant of any violation related to Model Code of Conduct directly to the Commission through the cVIGIL mobile application.