Namchi, 12 Mar (IPR): A coordination meeting with the representatives of various political parties was chaired by DC cum DEO (South), Mr. Ragul K., and SP (South), Mr. Manish Verma. Present amongst others were ADC (South), Mr. Satyen Pradhan, SDM (HQ), Mr. Hemant Rai, along with other officials.
Addressing the gathering, the DEO briefed about the various aspects of the Model Code of Conduct and its guidelines with regards to political parties. Mr. Ragul spoke about the required permission needed by the political parties from the concerned departments. He informed that the posters, pamphlets and banners to be used for election campaign has to be printed following the ECI guidelines. He also informed that from this year onwards the ballot paper will also include the photo of the candidate and urged the attendees that it is imperative for them to fill in the essential forms and submit the required photos.
Speaking during the meeting, SP (South), Mr. Manish Verma, detailed the permission which needs to be sought from the office of the SP namely for the rally of vehicles, selecting of meeting place and many more significant matters relating with the contesting political parties. Additionally, the SP emphasized that they need to maintain peace, smooth law and order at all times.
During the course of the meeting, Nodal Officer for expenditure monitoring spelled out the significant of maintaining the expenses of candidates as per the guidelines of ECI.