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Silent period announced in WGH


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TURA, April 16: West Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner and District Election Officer, has announced a silence period of 48 hours ending with the hour fixed for the close of polls for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
According to a notification in this regard, campaigning for the polls will come to an end on April 17 at 4 pm and holding of public meetings and door-to-door campaigning by political parties, candidates, agents and party functionaries is prohibited. Political leaders are to leave the constituency after the campaigning period if they are not a voter or a candidate or the candidate’s election agent from the constituency.
It also stated that no contesting candidates, political leaders or agents shall indulge in bribery, intimidation of voters or canvassing within 100 metres from the polling station or indulge in any illegal activities.
Coordination meeting
With barely three days left for the general election to Lok Sabha, South West Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner and District Election Officer, Hema Nayak, on Tuesday evening, convened the final coordination meeting with all the nodal officers of various cells, Zonal Magistrates, Zonal Police Officers, Sector Officers and Police Sector Officers at the DRDA conference hall to ensure smooth and glitch-free conduct of the polling process.
Chairing the meeting, the DC & DEO gave a briefing on the material dispatch and movement plan, receiving plan, 72-hour SOP and other election related matters.
Stating that the coordination between Civil Sector and Police Sector officer is of utmost importance for smooth and successful conduct of polls, she made them familiarise with each other and also asked the sector officers to keep themselves well familiarised with their respective sectors. They were also asked to coordinate with the BLOs as they know all the voters of their respective polling stations.
She also allayed the certain concerns of the sector officers saying that everything is being followed as per ECI guidelines.
South West Garo Hills Superintendent of Police, Vikash Kumar, also addressed meeting and highlighted the maintenance of law and order during the time of election process. He asked the Sector Officers that if any problem came up during the polling to inform the District Police for immediate action.
Communication plan, traffic arrangement, webcasting, etc were also discussed during the meeting.


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