Ludhiana, May 16 -- Campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections, scheduled here on May 19, will end on the evening of May 17, with a complete ban on campaigning through print media, electronic media, cinema halls, loudspeakers and other publicity mediums. Besides this, pre-certification of political advertisements in print media will be mandatory. For this, candidates need to apply with the media certification and monitoring committee (MCMC). District election officer-cum-deputy commissioner Pradeep Kumar Agrawal said any person violating these orders by the Election Commission will be liable for two years in prison and fine under the Representation of People Act.

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