Section 144 imposed in Vizianagaram; no agitations or victory rallies on June 4

Collector S. Nagalakshmi and SP M. Deepika review counting arrangements and say that the government would take stern action on persons who would violate Section 144

Updated - June 03, 2024 06:44 pm IST

Published - June 03, 2024 12:18 pm IST

Vizianagaram Collector S. Nagalakshmi reviews arrangements at the counting centre. Arrangement.

Vizianagaram Collector S. Nagalakshmi reviews arrangements at the counting centre. Arrangement.

Vizianagaram district administration has imposed Section 144 to prevent any untoward incident on June 4, the day of vote counting.

Vizianagaram Collector S. Nagalakshmi and Superintendent of Police (SP) M. Deepika reviewed the counting arrangements and said that the government would take stern action on persons who would violate Section 144, which would be strictly implemented in all places of the district.

According to them, the political parties are not supposed to conduct protests and victory rallies on the counting day or light crackers anywhere. Liquor shops were also warned to not sell liquor on June 4. They added that no one should carry sticks, weapons and harmful materials with them.

The officials anticipate tension in several places as the margin between winners and losers might be very less this time.

Counting postal ballots turned out to be a major challenge for the officials as parties blamed one another during their shifting from Mandal Revenue Office (MRO) to the Collector’s office in Vizianagaram recently. Meanwhile, all the counting officials and staff were directed to arrive for duty from 6 a.m.. The counting will begin at 8 a.m. at Lendi College and JNTU-GV University.

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