The election commission of India have laid down the guidelines and some set of rules which the contesting political parties have to follow.
The rules include the amount of money a political party can spend on the campaigning and the time until when the parties can campaign.
Well, the parties seldom follow these rules and no investigation have ever been done on them. Neither their expediture have ever been supervised. The political parties have seen to be doing the campaigning even on the day of the poll in some way or the other. Ideally the campaigning should stop 10 days before the polling day to allow the voters to decide on their own which political party they want to vote for.
The social media platforms made it easy for political parties to advertise themselves. But this year, this rule has been strictly put forth the contesting parties that they cannot do any campaigning even on the social media sites 48 hours before the polling. This will allow the voters to have a separate time where nobody is interfering with their thought process or manipulating it.
This year, even the social media owners have planned to practice ethical code of conduct and they have voluntarily announced that they will stop advertising any political party 48 hours before the polling day.
Code of conduct is a crucial part of the election procedure and it should be respected in every way. The elections should be conducted in a fair and legal manner following the rules set by the Election commission of India.
This year, the lok sabha elections 2019 are going to be grand. Alot of matters that happened lately are considered to be some of the most important government deciding factors this year.
We can only hope and pray that India faces better situations economically, financially and globally in the upcoming tenure of the government.