Follow model code of conduct, DC tells parties

Deputy Commissioner Meer Anees Ahmed told the leaders of all political parties to follow the election model code of conduct compulsorily.

He was chairing a meeting convened to discuss preparations for zilla and taluk panchayat elections at his office hall here on Thursday. 

He said it is important to see to that the code of conduct is not violated. Also, information on the expenses must be furnished regularly, he said.

The expenses are inclusive of stage, microphone, vehicle and related things. Prior permission should be obtained for programmes and meetings. Nodal officers have been appointed at every zilla panchayat constituency. Information can be given to election observers as well, in case of violation of model code of conduct, he added.

Additional Deputy Commissioner M Sathish Kumar said the public campaign will end at 7 pm on February 18. Each and every direction of Election Commission will be strictly followed by the district administration, he added.

Election Observer K Srinivas was present in the meeting.

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