LS Polls: Returning Officer for strict adherence to MCC

The Returning Officer (RO) along with election observers for Srinagar parliamentary constituency Monday convened a meeting with contesting candidates and representatives of political parties to discuss various matters related to the upcoming elections.

The RO, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary briefed the candidates and political representatives about the election preparedness and the areas where their cooperation will be required.

He emphasised on strict adherence to the Model Code of Conduct and other Election Commission of India guidelines for the elections. He said various teams like the video surveillance and viewing teams and flying squads will keep a close vigil on all kinds of activities including expenditure by the political parties or candidates in the run up to the elections, to ensure no violations occur and prompt and appropriate action, wherever they do.

The RO informed that political campaigning was not permitted in the vicinity of schools and hospitals.

The SSP Srinagar Haseeb Mughal briefed the meeting about security arrangements made for contesting candidates. The candidates and the representatives of political parties were given blank “Worry List” sheets and asked to fill and submit these at the office of the RO. The RO assured that all apprehensions indicated on the sheets will be duly addressed.