Hyderabad, Nov. 29 -- Ahead of the polling day, the silent period of 48 hours in Telangana kickstarted at 5 pm on November 28 after the campaigning activities for November 30 were sealed.

The announcement was made by Chief Electoral Officer, Vikas Raj who asked the political parties to refrain from the campaign forthwith.

Dos and donts

Avoid all forms of election material, campaign, panel discussions and sound bytes which could influence voters, whether on television, radio or cable networks as they are prohibited.

Refrain from exit polls, opinion polls, standard debates and analyses as they are banned till half an hour after the polls.

Do not air advertisements about polling through electronic and social media, and print media. In c...