REITERATE COMMITMENT FOR FREE, FAIR AND TRANSPARENT POLLS
Ferozepur, May 17, 2019: The Deputy Commissioner cum District Election Officer Ferozepur Mr.Chander Gaind today asked all the Assistant Returning Officers (AROs) to ensure that no outsider was present in their respective constituencies after the poll campaign comes to a halt today evening at 6 pm.
In a communiqué to the Assistant Returning Officers today, the Deputy Commissioner said that the Assistant Returning Officers must get a FIR registered against the outsiders if they continue to stay in the assembly segments after the election campaign was over. He said that the move was aimed at restricting the presence of political functionaries, party workers, procession functionaries and campaign functionaries, who have been brought from outside into the Parliamentary constituency for campaigning. Mr. Gaind said that the district and Police administration was duty-bound to ensure that all functionaries, who were not the voters, leave Ferozepur Parliamentary constituency immediately after the campaign ends for the general poll 48 hours before the polling day i.e May 19th.
The Deputy Commissioner said that the Civil and Police administration must keep a close check on the community centers, guest houses and lodges to keep a track of the list of occupants besides setting up check pots in constituency borders and track vehicular movement from outside the constituency. The deputy commissioner said that any violation could be directly brought to the Assistant Returning Officers or the other election related officer’s notice, so that required action could be taken against the erring persons. Reiterating the firm commitment of the district administration to ensure free, fair and transparent polls in Ferozepur, Mr. Gaind said that no stone would be left unturned for this noble cause adding that he said people should come and vote independently without any fear.
Friday, May 17, 2019