Indore: Madhya Pradesh chief electoral officer Jaideep Govind in a meeting with recognised political parties urged the leaders to abide by the Model Code of Conduct.

Speaking on the occasion, Govind said that political parties and leaders should refrain from disparaging each other in public and keep the respect of the election intact. He said that since 2009 Lok Sabha election, another 8000 polling centers have been increased in the state. About 900 additional supporting polling booths would be set up. He gave instructions and updated the political parties about the new guidelines and nomination filing procedure which are revised by the Election Commission.

Govind instructed district collectors through video conferencing for completing the election related activities right away. He also asked them to be alert in election expenditure by parties and candidates.

He also asked them to keep an eye on large transaction in the bank accounts and anonymous transactions. Govind said that like the recently held Assembly elections, information technology would be used to advantage in the Lok Sabha election as well.

He directed district collectors to form secondary polling booths in areas where population of voters is more than 1500.

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