Indore: Election observers appointed by the Election Commission of India ( ECI) in nine constituencies of the district took their charges and began work in their constituencies.
District Election Officer and Collector Aakash Tripathi said that a voter can contact and share poll- related issues with the observers at their scheduled place and time besides, one can also contact them on their cell phone numbers.
Deputy District Election Officer Sharad Shrotriya announced the list of nine poll observers along with their constituencies. They will be available at the office of Returning Officers of the respective constituencies at scheduled time.
For Depalpur, poll observer Jawale Kishan Narayan Rao will be available in the SDM office from 2 to 4 pm. For Indore- 1, poll observer Venkateshwara Rao will be available in Room No 4 of Residency Kothi from 9 to 10 am. For Indore- 2, poll observer Madhubala Sharma will be available in Room No. 4 of Residency Kothi from 9 to 10 am. For Indore- 3, poll observer SK Gupta will be available in Room No 103 of the Collectorate from 11 am to 1 pm. For Indore- 4, poll observer Jadav Uday Anandrao will be available at Zila Panchayat from 11 am to 1 pm.
For Indore- 5, poll observer Sanjay Singh will be available in Room No 104 of the Collectorate from noon to 2 pm. For Mhow, poll observer M M Naguli will be available at PWD rest- house from 4 to 5 pm. For Rau, poll observer Jay Narsimha Raj will be available in Room No. 204 of the Collectorate from 4 to 5 pm. For Sanwer, poll officer Vinod Kumar will be available in Tehsil office between 11 am and 1 pm.
Police observer takes charge
The EC has also appointed a police observer for conducting free and fair polls in the district. Police ( poll) observer AK Sinha also began his work and one can contact him for police related issues at the Collectorate from Monday to Saturday between 4 and 6 pm. On Sunday too, he will be available at Police Officers’ Mess, 1st Bn, Marimata Square from 11 am to 2 pm.
Parties urged not to use children in polls
The EC has directed that no parties can use children in poll campaigning work. Chief Election Officer Jaideep Govind informed about this directives to all the DEOs. Referring to the judgment of Delhi High Court, he clarified that the age of juvenile will be considered up to 18 years.
So, parties can not use children below 18 years in election work. He also said that the officers should ensure compliance of all directives issued by the EC.