DEO Kulgam interacts with political parties

Kulgam, Mar 13: District Election Officer Dr Shamim Ahmad Wani today held interaction with the representatives of various national and regional political parties and apprised them about the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) rules and regulations.
The DEO informed the representatives of the political parties about the MCC and urged them to follow the rules strictly. He said that all the arrangements have been put in place to ensure free and fair elections and different committees have been constituted to check the implementation of MCC in this regard. He said that committees have been briefed about the model code of conduct, their role in monitoring the expenditure, putting up of flags, banners, the size of banners, the time of their installation and removal, the number of vehicles allowed for candidates during the filing of nomination and the number of persons allowed during the nomination etc
He said the Election Commission of India (ECI) has introduced a slew of measures for free and fair polls which include Citizen Vigilance (C-Vigil) App, through which any voter can inform ECI, if he or she finds any violation of model code of conduct.
The DEO urged the political parties to follow the rules as mentioned in the rule book so as to ensure free and fair elections.
While appealing the political parties to cooperate with the commission to ensure free and fair elections, Wani asked them to report to the Commission in case of violation of the MCC to initiate prompt action.