Punjab & Region

DC orders strict compliance of MCC in Kapurthala district

P S Walia
Kapurthala, January 14
For the assembly elections 2022 in Kapurthala district, Deputy commissioner cum district electoral officer Deepti Uppal today asked the all Nodal officers and Returning officers to take swift action against the violation of model code of conduct in the district. She alongwith ADC G and ADC Urban Development today reviewed the Various election cells like complaint cells, Model code of conduct and media monitoring and certification cell at district administrative complex. While inspecting the working of complaint cell , she said that all the complaints must be disposed off in given time limit. It may be mentioned here that till yesterday nearly 81 complaints received out of which 72 were already disposed off. Taking a strict action on the installation of hoardings and posters by AAP and BSP in Phagwara assembly constituency, without the approval of content by the district level Media monitoring and certification committee, the Returing officer Phagwara issued notice to the secretaries of both these political parties. Deputy commissioner also reviewed the arrangments made at polling stations especially for Physically challenged people like Ramps and wheel chairs etc. She informed that 4007 PWD voters will cast their votes in 4 assembly constituencies of the district, out of which 850 in bholath, 1175 in kapurthala, 678 in sultanpur lodhi and 1304 in Phagwara assembly constituency. She said that the arrangments also made for covid positive patients, above 80 years of age group voters and PWD voters to cast their vote from home via postal ballot. It may be mentioned here that the district have 622305 voters out of which 324942 men and 297332 are women voters . The district have also 19 NRI voters , 1349 service voters and 6615 voters who falls in 18 to 19 age group.