Newspaper ad mandatory for new political parties

New Delhi : The Election Commission Friday issued new guideline making newspaper advertisement mandatory for registering a new political party.

According to the new guideline, “the applicant party is required to get an advertisement published in two national and two local dailies giving the name and address of the party, and its main office bearers after submitting the applications to the commission”.

The new requirement, which will come into effect from Oct 15, is made mandatory because “if anyone has any objection to the party being registered, they can place their objections before the commission”, the commission said in a release here.

“Registration of political parties is governed by the provisions of section 29A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951,” the poll panel said.

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