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Election Commission Of India Delisted Star Campaigners

Election Commission Of India (ECI) Delisted Ex-Telecom Minister A. Raja From The List Of Star Campaigners:

 

The Election Commission of India (ECI) delisted Ex-Telecom Minister A. Raja from the list of star campaigners.

  • He has also been reprimanded for violation of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) for making certain remarks during election times.

Star Campaigners:

  • A star campaigner is a celebrity vote seeker in an election for a party. This person can be anyone, a politician, or even a film star.
  • There is no law governing who can or cannot be made a star campaigner.
  • They are nominated by the concerned political parties specifying their constituencies and duration of the status.
  • The ECI issues guidelines under the Model Code of Conduct regulating poll campaigns.

Numbers of Star Campaigners:

  • A ‘recognized’ National or State party declared as such by the ECI can nominate a maximum of 40-star campaigners.
  • An unrecognized political party can nominate a maximum of 20-star campaigners.

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