A control room at the office of the Thirumangalam Assistant Returning Officer had been opened which would function round-the-clock, said Collector P. Seetharaman here on Monday.

Announcing this at a meeting attended by representatives of candidates from different political parties, Mr. Seetharaman said that the election control room would be manned by an officer in the rank of deputy tahsildar. Apart from the officers appointed for poll duty, 14 zonal officers in the rank of tahsildars and deputy tahsildars have been posted at various locations to monitor the electoral works.

Political parties offering feast to public would be treated as violation of the Election code of conduct.

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