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Airtime allotted to parties for Assembly poll campaign

January 11, 2007 15:56 IST

As part of state funding, the Election Commission has allotted time to various political parties to do electioneering through Doordarshan and All India Radio in Manipur, Punjab and Uttarakhand assembly polls.

Congress, which is in power in all the three states, would get 160 minutes each in television and radio in Manipur, 175 minutes each in Punjab and 185 minutes each in Uttarakhand.

While NCP would get 100 minutes each in Manipur, Akali Dal would get 165 minutes each in Punjab and BJP would get 185 minutes each in Uttarakhand.

A base time of 45 minutes would be given to each national party and recognised state party uniformly on the television and radio network in the three states, the EC said.

The additional time to be allotted to the parties has been decided on the basis of poll performance of the parties in the last Lok Sabha and assembly polls in these states, it said.

The period of broadcast and telecast would be between the last date of filing the nominations and would end two days before the date of poll in these states, it added.

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