W/Siang stepping up preparatory works for ensuing polls

AALO, Mar 15: Intensifying the preparatory works for the ensuing simultaneous elections, West Siang DEO Swetika Sachan had its second meeting with the representatives of various political parties, Election Expenditure Accounts Officer and election related Nodal Officers at the DC’s conference hall today.

She disclosed that Notice of Election will be served on 18th of March and urged all parties to abide by the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) that has come into force following the announcement of elections schedule by the Election Commission of India on March 10 last.

She said that carrying of cash beyond Rs 50,000, liquor and clothing in bulk will be under scan and forfeited by the Flying Squad.

The DEO asked all representatives to seek permission for holding rallies and remain present during sealing of important documents to make the election fair and transparent, while disclosing that the entire process of election is being recorded. Asking them to give intimation on sensitive polling stations basing on election threat perception to tighten up security in those booths, she said that election related violence will not be tolerated at any cost.

Dy DEO C Chukhu dwelt elaborately on MCC through PPT presentation and sought cooperation from all political parties for a fair and peaceful election in the district. (DIPRO)