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Friday, March 24, 2006

EC to tackle SMS

Normally the Election propaganda should be concluded 24 hours prior to the start of the election day. Isn’t it?

In the modern era, with SMS propaganda happening, what would be the Election Commission’s stand if these SMS are sent out during those 24 hours prior to & on the Election Day. Will they be considered as violation of Model code of Poll Conduct like this?

Believe, they may have to strike a deal with the Mobile service providers, to arrest these type of SMS.. That may be the only way. Isn’t it?

Other side of the coin… Will that be considered as violation of basic human rights [of sending SMS]?

Pic Courtesy: Tamil Murasu
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Blogger Kaps said...

I also saw this. I doubt whether Mobile service providers would wan't to crack down on this as they are earning lot of revenue. as u said one can't monitor whether such SMS are sent out in the final 24 hours leading upto the elections. However if one can identify the sender, he can be taken to task.

Friday, March 24, 2006 12:15:00 AM  
Blogger மு.கார்த்திகேயன் said...

As Kaps said, it's somewhat tough task to track this one.
But it is good way of campaign also. When Aadhi was released, i had received lot of funnay messages about that. Hope that type of SMS may be one of the reason kept the viewers away from the movie.

Hope this election campaign also made some extra wave

Friday, March 24, 2006 4:15:00 AM  
Blogger mitr_bayarea said...


Interesting post, am seeing this kind of election campaign on mobiles for the first time. I guess you are right on dot here asking about SMS propaganda during the 24 hrs prior to election. Maybe, there will be a ban on it at that time. Will be good to see what happens.

Friday, March 24, 2006 1:16:00 PM  
Anonymous ivarbv said...

Then Silent Sun TV compaign launched during the loksabha election should also be curbed...

Rule should be for everyone to obey not to find loopholes...

Wednesday, March 29, 2006 7:02:00 PM  
Blogger Ram.C said...

Kaps..Need to wait and watch how EC will consider this issue.

KM.. definitely the SMS wave had spoilt the results of AAdhi. I agree.

Mitr.. Not sure, if anything effective can be done by EC. Let us see.

Ivarbv.. Agree with you. Rule should be common for all... A way has to be deviced to monitor all sorts of propagandas.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006 7:08:00 PM  

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