‘People can inform them about any violation of the code’

In order to ensure smooth conduct of the Assembly elections, the Election Commission has appointed observers for all the six constituencies in the district. People can inform these officers about any violation of the model code of conduct.

Deputy Commissioner S. Shashikant Senthil told presspersons here on Thursday that V.S. Bardekar had been appointed observer for Molakalmuru Assembly constituency and he could be contacted by the public between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the election office there or between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. at the Inspection Bungalow or on his mobile phone 8105117167.

Devendra Kumar is the observer for Challakere Assembly constituency. He can be contacted between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the taluk election office or by calling 9591392606. Jaswanth Singh, observer for Chitradurga constituency, can be contacted between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the new building of the City Municipal Council or by calling 8105117432.

People can contact Shailendra Bushan, observer for Hiriyur constituency, at the taluk election office between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. or by calling 9591393588.

Rachel Koshy had been appointed observer for the Hosadurga segment and people can register any complaints between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Hosadurga Inspection Bungalow or by calling 9591392309.

Mr. Senthil said that Bhaskar Upadhya, observer for Holalkere constituency, could be contacted between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the taluk election office or by calling 9591392311.

For expenditures

In addition, the Election Commission has appointed Deepak Kapoor as observer for Molakalmuru and Challakere constituencies (8105117197), Amitabh Tiwari for Chitradurga and Hiriyur (9591393414), and B. Balamurugan for Hosadurga and Holalkere constituencies (8105117260). They will exclusively keep tabs on expenditures of candidates, Mr. Senthil said.


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