Dimapur, March 13: Deputy Commissioner Dimapur Kevekha Kevin Zehol who is also the District Election Officer Dimapur convened a meeting with representatives of political parties on March 13 in the DCs conference Hall Dimapur, for fixing rates of expenditures on various items for the forthcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2019.
In the meeting, rates for expenditures pertaining to election expenses were revised and fixed with the representatives of various political parties present. DC and DEO Dimapur appealed to the representatives of political parties for minimal use of plastic items /materials during their election campaigns, in order to support the plastic free Nagaland campaign, towards which all the political parties agreed to the appeal.
ADC Dimapur Sharon Longchari, who is also the deputy DEO, highlighted on the Model Code of Conduct and apprised the representatives of political parties on the guidelines given by ECI for regulating the political parties. She requested all the political parties for ensuring free and fair elections by adhering to the guidelines given in the MCC.
Sharon specifically made it clear about the enforcement of MCC from the date of announcement of election date till the election processes are over. Further, she explained that expenses spent pertaining to social media and paid news would be accounted in the election expenditure and will come under MCC guidelines.
In the meeting, AEO Dimapur, Roland Merry showed a demo on the usage of EVM and VVPAT. Features of Suwidha was also explained in detail and practical demo was given through power point presentation to make the political parties acquaint with the new app. Using this application, party’s representative, candidate and election agents can apply for various permissions online for election purposes.
Political parties representing NDPP, BJP and DCC attended the meeting. (Page News Service)