Andhra Pradesh

Stick to model code, Collector tells parties

District Election Officer G. Veerapandian addressing the media in Anantapur on Wednesday.

District Election Officer G. Veerapandian addressing the media in Anantapur on Wednesday.  

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Election Media Centre opened at Collectorate

District Election Officer and Collector G. Veerapandian has said that defacing of public spaces by political parties will not be tolerated and asked them to remove banners and hoardings within 72 hours. “In case the parties concerned failed to respond, we will do it.”

Last date

Inaugurating the Election Media Centre on the District Collectorate premises, Mr. Veerapandian told the mediapersons to make use of the resources and data available at the centre to disseminate information to general public on the election process to ensure free and fair polls. About 10,000 Form 6 for registration of new voters were received in the last three days since announcement of the election schedule and another 40,000 applications were pending disposal, he said.

The District Election Officer said March 15 was the last date for registration of voters and people can check details of their vote on www.nvsp.in and a 24X7 election helpline 1950 started functioning. People can make complaints about their votes or violation of Model Code of Conduct, he said. Complaints can be made on cVigil app too by taking a photograph or video of the violation. Speaking on the Dos and Dont’s for political parties, he said none of them should arrange vehicles for the voters on polling day .

Joint Collector S. Subba Raju asked the media to be vigilant against paid news . Those giving advertisements for any candidate should also furnish affidavits, otherwise the expenditure would be added to the candidate.

Now deletion of votes based on Form 7 requests was in the domain of the Election Commission, he added.

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