The Election commission of India on Thursday issued a prohibition protocol during 48 hours before the end of polls. The prohibition has been imposed on election-related material on TV, radio or newspapers.
Earlier in the day, police said that the prohibition will start at 5 pm on Thursday and will continue till 5 pm on Saturday. Police are carrying out spot checks on vehicles at election time to make sure they are not loaded with freebies, including cash, alcohol and drugs in the poll-bound states. Also, all security arrangements had been put in place at all polling booth venues.