Assembly poll

Implement model code strictly: DC

Tribune News Service

Patiala, January 8

District Election Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner said today that with the announcement of the election schedule in Punjab by the Election Commission of India, the model code of conduct had come into force in the district.

In the videoconference meeting held by District Election Officer Sandeep Hans with SSP Sandeep Garg, Additional Deputy Commissioners Gautam Jain and Gurpreet Singh Thind, regarding the upcoming Vidhan Sabha elections, it was advised that the model code of conduct should be strictly implemented. He allealed to all the prospective candidates contesting elections to follow the model code of conduct with complete conviction.

Sandeep Hans said that the voting for eight constituencies of Patiala would be held on February 14, wherein 15,03,544 voters will exercise their voting rights in the district. 1,788 polling stations have been set up to facilitate voters in the district. The DC said that all political rallies and congregations had been banned completely till January 15. Along with this all permissions already given to hold any such rallies have been cancelled.

DC Sandeep Hans ordered to remove all kinds of advertisements, flaxes, banners, posters with immediate effect. The Patiala Municipal Corporation as well as officers on duty and BDOs have been instructed to start with the above mentioned job. It has also been notified to all government officials to remove photographs of political figures from their offices.

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