Haflong, March 4: Following announcement of polling dates by the Election Commission of India, the Dima Hasao District Administration convened a meeting with the political parties at the DC’s conference hall in Haflong, on Wednesday.
The meeting was chaired by Deputy Commissioner (DC) cum District Election Officer Paul Barua to ensure smooth and peaceful conduct of the elections in 16-Haflong (ST) LAC. The meeting was attended by representatives of all the political parties besides, senior officials of Dima Hasao District Administration, Additional Superintendent of Police and District Information and Public Relations Officer.
During the meeting, they were informed about the announcement of election by the Election Commission of India (ECI) and the Model Code of Conduct which has already come into effect. The political parties were asked to strictly abide by the Model Code of Conduct as per the ECI guidelines and were requested to cooperate with the district election officials in keeping the Model Code in letter and in spirit.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Rajib Roy briefed the details of the Model Code of conduct, Election Expenditure Monitoring, filing of nominations, including certain restrictions to be followed due to COVID-19 pandemic by political parties during the filing of nominations by their respective candidates. Informing about the new facilities introduced by the ECI in casting of votes