Ahmedabad, Dec 8 (UNI) The Election Commission (EC) today gave its nod to political parties and candidates for opening temporary election offices near the polling booths in Gujarat.
''They can open the temporary election offices 100 to 200 meters away from the polling booths in cities with prior permission from the Commission,'' EC sources said.
However, the EC has directed the political parties to close down their temporary election offices, opened near the polling booths, at 1700 hrs on December 9, where the first phase of Assembly elections will be held on December 11.
Similarly, in the areas coming under the second phase of elections, the political parties have been told to close down their offices by 1700 hrs on December 14.
An action will be taken against the offenders in this regard, the EC sources added.