Early Times Report
JAMMU, Mar 26: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has issued instructions to the Directors, Doordarshan Kendras, Jammu/Srinagar, Directors Radio Kashmir, Jammu/Srinagar with regard to the mandatory allocation of time slots to various political parties, including national as well as regional during the General Election to Lok Sabha-2019 for expressing the viewpoints of their parties vis-à-vis to highlight their manifestos, programmes and policies for the electors.
The instructions have been conveyed through the office of Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, wherein Doordarshan Kendras and national broadcasters have been advised to accommodate the parties as per the ECI's Order No. ECI/GE98/437/MCS/98 of dated 16th January 1998, which envisages free use of state owned Television and Radio by the recognized political parties for highlighting their election programmes/agenda under the directions and para-meters of the Commission. The Comm-ission has called for strict adherence of the instructions by the concerned as contained in the above referred order.