Vigilance teams appointed to ensure peaceful voting

Vigilance teams appointed to ensure peaceful voting

DC warns parties against wooing voters with money, liquor

The district administration, following the implementation of the model code of conduct, has formed vigilance committees for the Assembly constituencies and also instructed officers and staff to ensure the code is not violated.

“Teams have been formed at five levels and will include senior officers from various departments. An inspection team, a videography inspection team, an expenditure inspection team and a vigilance team, besides the election officer will be provided for the respective constituencies,” said Deputy Commissioner and District Returning Officer Dr N Manjula, addressing a meeting of officers on Wednesday.

“Eleven teams will keep a watch to prevent incidents of wooing voters using money, liquor, et cetera. In case of irregularities discovered and proven, the police will confiscate the things and also take action against the guilty,” she added.

Track of events

The videography inspection team and video vigilance team will keep watch on the events during public meets and also on the expenditures of candidates as well as political parties, she added.

“Additional teams have been provided to keep vigil on the polling booths. The teams will include an officer in-charge and four to six other staff,” said the DC.

Boothwise teams

“The 224 polling booths in Chikkaballapur constituency will be provided 15 such teams; Chintamani, which has the maximum 244 booths, will be provided 17 teams; Gauribidanur, with 236 booths, will get 14 teams, Shidlaghatta, which has 224 booths, will be provided 14 teams, and Bagepalli, with 240 booths, will get 16 teams,” said Dr Manjula.