District administration organised a voting process awareness programme to encourage senior citizens and divyang citizens at Manovikas Special School on Tuesday. Programme began with mass rally in which more than 200 senior citizens, divyangs, officers of social justice department, zila panchayat, district rehabilitation centre, MP Viklang Sahayata Samiti, Sevadham ashram, Human welfare society, Jagriti nasha mukti Kendra, Missionary of charity and Kripa social welfare society participated.
Zila panchayat CEO Sandeep GR gave a demonstration of voting machine and voting process. Writer Subodh Joshi stressed about the ideal divyang polling booth and smooth electoral process. He also urged the members to participate in the electoral process. Manovikas Special School students presented cultural performance during the programme and Sevadham Ashram children presented fabulous Malakhamba performance.
Voting icon theater artist Satish Dave, poet Dinesh Diggaj, Gourav Gera, Vikram Chandrawanshi, Dipak Saxena and Garvita Jain attended the programme. Govind Chaparwal anchored the programme and father Jose proposed the vote of thanks.
Collector holds meeting with expenditure observer
Collector and district electoral officer Manish Singh held meeting with expenditure observers at Brihaspati Bhavan on Tuesday and asked them to perform duties with utmost sincerity. He asked the members to notice the election expenditure of parties and candidates. SST, VVT, FST and MCMC should perform checking frequently and seize illicit liquor and money if found anywhere.
He also directed the members about the video recording of machinery used by candidates. He informed that under the section 10A of Representation of People Act – 1951 if party or candidate will not submit its election expenditure within the prescribed time limit then he will be disqualified for 3 years. Under section 78, candidate should submit his electoral expenditure report to the district electoral officer within 30 days after the declaration of election results.
He further directed that candidates should open separate bank account for the election and it should be open at least 1 day before filling the election nomination. Information about bank account number should be made available to the returning officer and expenses should be made via this account only, he said.
High voters turnout expectations from city
Chief Electoral Officer VL Kantha Rao held a meeting about SVEEP activities on Tuesday at Bhopal. Ujjain divisional commissioner along with other electoral officers participated in the meeting. VL Kantha Rao expected after looking at the electoral awareness of the city and its past voters turn out of 78.33 percent it is expected from the city to emerge as highest voting district this time and target of 85 percent voters turn out is set for the city.
MB Ojha informed to the VL Kantha Rao that several steps like marathon, poster-flex demonstration, EVM and VVPAT demonstration and voter’s awareness programme have been taken by the administration to increase the electoral turn out in the division.
Five persons expelled
Collector and district electoral officer Manish Singh expelled 5 persons for 1 year under section 5 of Madhya Pradesh State Security Act – 1990. Offender Nilesh son of Mohanlal from Nagda, Ajay Male son of Ramesh Male from Chiman Ganj mandi, Ramprasad son of Hindu Singh from Tarana, Nausad son of Niyaz Ali from Badnagar have been expelled for 1 year from the boundaries of Ujjain district.
Patrolling and searching continues, 32 persons held
Assitant Excise Officer Harshvardhan Rai and team is being organising searching in night at hotels, restaurants and dhabas to curb illicit liquor and registered case against 32 accused persons. Searching were organised at Badnagar road and nagda road and case were registered aganist the accuseds. Rajendra Shukla, Ramesh Chandra Sisodiya, Madhuri Gamad and Koushalya Sadawani comprising the team performing searching operations.