Staff Reporter

Adhere to model code of conduct, says Collector

PUDUKOTTAI: The Collector, S.J. Chiru, has urged the political parties to adhere to the guidelines on the model code of conduct for elections. Addressing an all-party meeting convened here on Monday, Mr. Chiru explained the guidelines on the model code of conduct. He specifically said that defacing walls of private or government buildings with propaganda materials, would be viewed seriously.

The Collector also said prior permission should be obtained for the use of vehicles for campaign.

Any poll-related complaints could be lodged with the Collector over mobile phone 94433-06869; or the District Election Observer 94424-11892 or by dialling the Election Control Room at the Collectorate 04322-224911, he said.

The Superintendent of Police, Kapil Saratkar, the District Revenue Officer, A. Tamizhmani and the office-bearers of different political parties including A. Veeramani (DMK); Ramachandran (AIADMK) and S.P. Muthukumaran (CPI) and Chandrasekaran (Marumalarchi DMK) and Ziaudeen (CPI-M) were among those who were present.