DC urges political parties to cooperate with election machinery

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Ludhiana, May 3 (UNI) Deputy Commissioner Sumer Singh Gurjar today asked all the political parties and candidates to fully cooperate with the election machinery engaged for conducting free and fare elections to 12 Panchat Samitis and one Zila Parishad in the district to be held on May 12.

The Deputy Commissioner was addressing a meeting of the representatives of the political parties and concerned officers.

Mr Gurjar asked the representatives of political parties and candidates to abide by the directions given in the model code of conduct of State Election Commission for the elections.

He directed all the Returning Officers to ensure the proper rehearsals of the polling staff and apprise them of the election rules and procedures properly, so that smooth elections could be conducted.

Mr Priyank Bharti, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Dev) cum-Additional District Electoral Officer, informed that total 828 candidates had filed their nomination papers for elections to 227 zones in 12 Panchayat Samitis and 101 candidates had filed their nominations for 25 seats of Zila Parishad Ludhiana.

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