EC calls for strict implementation of election code

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Madikeri, Apr 26: Central Joint Election Commissioner R Bhattacharya today called for strict implementation of election code in the next month polling to the Karnataka Assembly.

Addressing officials on his visit to study the preparedness for the Assembly elections in the state, he held meeting with Deputy commissioner K R Niranjan, who briefed him about the arrangements made for smooth conduct of elections.

Mr Bhattacharya insisted on strict adherence of election code of conduct. He advised the district administration and police chiefs to follow election discipline strictly and see that the districts remain a model one in the state.

Addressing the election observer, accounts observer and officials, he asked them to verify the booths, voters lists and accounts positions on and on. Police and excise department were asked to monitor cross border smuggling of liquor during the election. He also advised to keep an eye on sensitive to super sensitive polling centres.

IGP Gaonkar, Divisional commissioner Dhananjay, Superintendent of police Sandip Patil and other officials were also present in the meeting.

Meanwhile Deputy Commissioner held meetings with the officials to gear up for the polling. Dates are fixed to train the officials to conduct polling. Electrical voting machines would be used during polling this time.

Election officer to Madikeri, Akram Pasha said that two teams are formed to manage postal ballot in the head post offices. Training would be given to postal employees to manage the polling. Though the postal polling system did exist earlier, it is being given more attention this time.

UNI

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