Dimapur, November 1: Deputy Commissioner and District Election Officer, Kohima Mohammed Ali Shihab A, IAS has informed all concerned that under Section 126 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, in the period of 48 hours ending with the hour fixed for the close of poll, no campaign can be carried out.
In view of the fact that after the closure of campaign period no campaign can take place, the Election Commission of India has directed that no political functionaries/ party workers/procession functionaries/campaign functionaries etc from outside the constituency and who are not voters of the constituency shall remain in the constituency after the campaign period is over.
The DC informed all concerned to take note of the restrictions and ensure that no political functionaries/ party workers/ procession functionaries/ campaign functionaries etc from outside the constituency and who are not voters of the constituency shall remain in the constituency from 4 pm of November of 1 till the election is over.
Meeting with sector officials
Meanwhile the DC Kohima had a final briefing with all the sector officers, commanders, nodal officer (health) and sector health regulators in connection with the bye-election to 14 Southern Angami -1(ST) assembly constituency on October 31 in the DC’s conference hall.
In the meeting, General Observer for the bye-election SK Pradhan (IAS) encouraged the assigned polling officers to be well versed with the guidelines given by the Election Commission of India. He called upon them to give their best efforts in their respective assigned duties for the peaceful and safe conduct of the Bye-election.
DC&DEO Kohima, Mohammed Ali Shihab A in his final briefing to the assigned officers reminded them to work together, share ideas and co-ordinate with each other in all aspects relating to election process. Mentioning the election motto “Free, fair, safe and peaceful election”, the DC called upon them to perform their respective roles as per the guidelines given by the ECI and to ensure smooth conduct of the bye-election.
Superintendent of Police Kohima, Manoj Kumar IPS assured to maintain law and order and to execute their duties as per the ECI guidelines for the successful conduct of bye-election.
ADC Kohima, Lithrongla Tongpi Rutsa and CMO Kohima, Dr Vezokholu also apprised the members on the present status of COVID-19 pandemic and the precautionary measures undertaken for the safe conduct of Bye-Election.
Besides, Sub-Divisional Officer (C) Jakhama and Returning Officer for bye-election, Ruopfukuotuo Noudi, all the sector officers and sector commanders, nodal officer (health) and sector health regulators attended the meeting. (Page News Service)