Political parties will not be allowed to campaign in the vicinity of churches on Good Friday, which falls on April 19, the state’s Chief Electoral Officer Kunal has instructed.Also Read - Good Friday Today: Here's Why & How It Is Observed. History, Significance of Christians' BIG Day
The Christian holy day comes just days ahead of April 23, when the state will have polls for two Lok Sabha seats and bypolls for three Assembly constituencies. Also Read - Bank Holidays 2022: Banks To Remain Closed For Four Consecutive Days, Complete Important Work Before April 14
As per the minutes of the meeting, parties expressed fear that campaigning near churches of the occasion of Good Friday could cause law and order problems and also hurt the sentiments of Christians. Also Read - Reeling From Drubbing in Assembly Polls, Congress Appoints New Office Bearers
Election Commission officials expressed confidence that all arrangements, including police deployment, had been made to ensure law and order was maintained for polls in the coastal state.