'Women staff will be deployed within assembly constituency'

Women officials need not worry over duty in far off places, says DC 

As per the directions of the Election Commission, women polling officials will be deployed within the Assembly constituency in which they are working, said Deputy Commissioner A B Ibrahim. 

Speaking to mediapersons here on Tuesday, he said that with this order, women polling staff need not worry over deploying in far off places in the district. This will ensure that they will not feel uncomfortable working outside their constituency. 

Meanwhile, the Dakshina Kannada district administration conducted the first round of randomisation of 1977 electronic voting machines for 1,766 polling stations in the constituency. 

He said that Election Police Observer Dr M Ravi from Tamil Nadu and Election General Observer Bhaskar A Savanth will arrive at the district on Wednesday. 

Six file nominations

The DC said that six candidates have filed their nominations on the sixth day of filing nominations. 

They are  Mohammed Haneef Khan (SDPI), Mohammed Akram (SDPI dummy), Moosa Kunhi alias Abdul Karim (BSP), Maxim Pinto, Abdul Hameed and K Kushala (independent candidates) filed their nominations for Dakshina Kannada Lok Sabha constituency. K Kushala has filed two nominations. A total of 18 cases have been filed under violation of model code of conduct so far in the district. 

Surveillance

In the inter-state officials meet held in Kasargod on Sunday, it has been decided to keep all inter-state border check posts of Karnataka and Kerala  under strict surveillance. The checking will be made compulsory on Lok Sabha election days on April 10 and 17. 

The officials of the bordering districts of Kerala have decided to exchange the voters list to ensure that there is no multiple registration of names.  Check posts have already been set up at Talapady, Jalsoor and Ukkuda. Few more check posts will be set up in the district. 

As there are possibilities of misuse of lorries used for transportation of fish and fish products in the border areas, it has been decided to check the vehicles thoroughly in the border. The meeting has also decided to keep an eye on star campaigners campaining in the constituencies.

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