Daijiworld Media Network – Bantwal (EP)
Bantwal, March 30: “Model code of conduct is in force in view of Vidhana Sabha elections. Everybody should strictly follow them. Strict legal action will be taken against those who violate them,” said election officer Abid Gadyal, appointed for 205 Bantwal Vidhana Sabha constituency.
Addressing journalists at the Adalitha Soudha election office on Thursday, he said there are 2,22,901 voters in Bantwal out of which 1,09,715 are male and 1,13,186 are female.
“There are 249 booths out of which 213 are ordinary booths and 36 are sensitive. The officers assigned for the duty have been trained. The officer’s teams are formed. Permission from the election office will be necessary to hold political meetings. Similarly permission will be required from the election office to hold private programmes such as weddings, fairs, festivals etc,” he said.
“People above 80 years of age and more than 40% differently abled are allowed to cast their votes from their residences in unavoidable circumstances,” he said.
“Check posts have been erected for inspection at Bantwal borders. Illegal activities including carrying excessive cash will be watched. People can telephone helpline 1950 and complain about violations of the model code of conduct,” Gadyal said.
“A control room will be opened at the office of the election officer. Our team will visit the spots and take action during complaints. Voters can register their names till April 11. Applications should be submitted in form 6,” he said.
Assistant election officer S B Koodalagi was present.