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Parties asked to abide by MCC


West Siang Deputy Commissioner Swetika Sachan on Friday asked the political parties to abide by the moral code of conduct (MCC), which is in place in the State since the Election Commission of India announced the poll schedule on Sunday last, to ensure free and fair elections.

Meeting the representatives of various political parties, Election Expenditure Accounts Officer and election related Nodal Officers at Conference Hall of DC office here, the DC disclosed that that notice of election will be served on March 18 next.

The DC, who is also the District Electoral Officer (DEO) said that carrying of cash beyond Rs. 50,000, liquor and clothing in bulk will be under scan and forfeited by the Flying Squad team. He asked all political representatives to seek permission for holding rallies and remain present during sealing of important documents so that the whole polling process is conducted in a transparent manner.

The DEO further asked them to give intimation on sensitive polling stations basing on election threat perception to tighten up security in those booths and said that election related violence will not be tolerated at any cost.

The Deputy DEO, C Chukhu dwelt elaborately on moral code of conduct through power point presentation and sought the cooperation of all political parties for a fair and peaceful election in the district. DIPR

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