Published On : Fri, Mar 15th, 2019

LS polls: Code of Conduct is being enforced strictly, says Mudgal

Nagpur: The District Election Officer and District Collector Ashwin Mudgal said that Model Code of Conduct is being implemented strictly in Nagpur and Ramtek Lok Sabha constituencies. “Various measures including 24X7 vigil is being maintained. 48 Flying Squads and 36 Check Posts have been set up to keep a watch violation of the Code of Conduct. Till now, 5400 flex banners, hoardings have been removed,” Mudgal said.

A special cell at district level has been set up in which complaints regarding violation of Code of Conduct could be lodged. Mudgal further said that according to Election Commission directives, the candidates will have to inform about criminal offences registered against them through media. Any attempt to conceal information regarding criminal offences could result in cancellation of candidature.

“The borders of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh will be sealed on the date of polling — April 11, and stringent action will be taken against those engaged in illegal transport and smuggling,” said Mudgal. State Excise Department also will keep a watch on inter-State check-posts.Patrolling andchecking of vehicles will be done,” Mudgal said.

Lok Sabha polls in Nagpur and Ramtek constituencies will be held on April 11. The notification will be issued on March 18. Last date for filing nominations is March 25. Scrutiny of nomination papers will be done on March 26. Last date for withdrawal is March 28. The list of candidates will be made public on March 29. The election campaigning will end at 5 pm of April 9. It means the parties and candidates will have only 11 days for campaining.

Counting of votes will be held on May 23. The entire election process will be completed on May 27.

Lok Sabha elections in State are being conducted in four phases. The number of woman voters has increased considerably in this year’s election as compared to polls in 2004, 2009 and 2014.