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Collector holds meeting with printing press, marriage hall owners

District Collector S.A. Raman addressing printing press and marriage halls owners at at the Collectorate on Tuesday.

District Collector S.A. Raman addressing printing press and marriage halls owners at at the Collectorate on Tuesday.   | Photo Credit: C. Venkatachalapathy

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Asks them to be vigilant of the model code of conduct violations

In the backdrop of the announcement of the Lok Sabha elections, District Collector S.A. Raman held meeting with the printing press owners and operators, marriage hall owners at the Collectorate on Tuesday

Mr. Raman advised the printers to print the name and details of the advertiser concerned for campaign adverts on the posters, leaflets and hoardings. They are also required to secure a declaration from the advertiser along with the signatures of two witnesses. A copy of the declaration should be submitted to the district magistrate within a specified time limit in accordance with the model code of conduct. Any violation by the printers will invite action under the Sections 1 and 2 of the Representation of People Act, which includes a six month imprisonment or fine of ₹2,000 or both. Marriage hall owners have been asked to be vigilant of the model code of conduct violations and exercise caution before letting out halls. Wedding halls are forbidden for use by political parties for any campaign, meetings, or stay. No political symbols, flags, or banners should be erected during weddings. Wedding hall owners have been advised not to let out halls to political parties for serving non-vegetarian food, liquor or for distribution of gifts.

Owners also have been asked to issue proper receipts for the halls, chairs and pandals rented out to the parties. Moreover, hall owners, pandal and chair hirers have been asked to ascertain the purpose for renting the hall, and preferably seek proof of clearances that have been obtained for public meetings and party campaign offices, for which pandals and chairs are sought.

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