In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Rahul Gandhi of INC won in this seat by defeating the BJP candidate by a margin of 1,07,903.
At the height of the election campaign, the Congress president visited Amethi only once, when he held a roadshow before filing his nomination papers.
While polling is being conducted in five phases in Jammu and Kashmir, which has six Lok Sabha seats, Srinagar and Udhampur cast their votes on Thursday in the second phase.
The EC’s advice had come against the backdrop of Income Tax Department’s raids in Madhya Pradesh Sunday and in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.
BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav announced the development on his Facebook page early on Wednesday.
The polls will be held from April 11 to May 19, followed by counting on May 23, while Ramzan is expected to commence either on May 5 or 6, depending on sighting of the moon. It lasts about 29 days.
Social media being part of electronic media, it needs to have all political advertisements pre-certified by the media certification and monitoring committee.
A committee led by DMK treasurer Duraimurugan would hold talks with leaders of the alliance from March 7 to finalise the constituencies.