Bhopal: Residents of Shajapur and Agar Malwa are the most willing to take the tech-savvy route to electoral activism. These two districts have lodged highest number of complaints for violation of Model Code of Conduct through mobile application cVigil.
Overall 754 complaints had been lodged through cVigil mobile App till October of these 27 plaints is related with model code violations. Highest number of complaints has been received from Shajapur and Agar Malwa- at 60 each. Citizens of Burhanpur, Khandwa, Mandla, Sidhi and Umaria districts showed complete apathy for the mobile app and did not register even a single complaint through the App.
People from Barwani, Dewas and Dhar districts registered one complaint each while netizens from Balaghat, Narsinghpur and Shahdol made two complaints each from their districts. Among the total 754 complaints lodged through the mobile app 174 were found to be correct by the returning officers (RO) concerned and prompt action was taken in these complaints.
The RO’s concerned dropped 322 complaints as they were either found not correct or were not complete in the format required by the election commission. About 72 complaints are pending for investigation and decision. The vigilance mobile application started working from October first week. Chief electoral officer, VL Kantha Rao said that election commission has opened several platforms for citizens to report violation of model code of conduct including mobile app cVigil. Officials have been instructed to act promptly on the complaints received through any means.