No application has been received from any non-resident Indian (NRI) hailing from the State for inclusion of name in the electoral roll, Chief Electoral Officer Praveen Kumar said on Wednesday.

Addressing a press conference here, he said the basic condition was that the NRIs should be citizens of the country.

Those who wanted to exercise their franchise should fill in Form 6A (http://eci.gov.in/eci_main/nri/Form-6A.pdf) and submit it to the respective Indian Mission. They could enrol as voter in the constituency in which their place of residence in India, as mentioned in their passport documents, is located. No postal ballot would be allowed for NRIs.

On deployment of Central forces, he said that 35 companies of paramilitary forces had arrived in the State. To a question, he said the number of cases of violation of model code of conduct had exceeded 1,000, most of which pertained to defacement of walls. The CEO said that in Dharmapuri, three cases of seizure of cash had been filed. In the same district, two cars were seized - one having the beacon light and nameplate of the Erode Mayor and another belonging to a member of the Congress party, wherein 41 sarees were found. Among the prominent persons against whom cases filed were Union Minister of State D. Napoleon for his participation in a prize distribution function in Tiruneveli and Nanguneri MLA H. Vasantha Kumar for having given away school bags.

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