Indore: The district-Level Standing Committee meeting which was held at the Collectorate on Saturday was chaired by the Collector Lokesh Kumar Jatav. On this occasion, Jatav said with the cooperation of officials and political parties, the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections will be made free and fair.
He said the district has 25,70450 voters and the breakup was pegged at 13,21779 male voters and 12, 48463 female voters. The third gender voter count stood at 208. The number of NRI voters in the district is 7. The process for adding names to the voter list is still going on.
He said adequate numbers of EVM and VPPAT machines have been made available for the Lok Sabha election. During the election, EVM and VVPAT movements will be tracked through GPS. GPS will be installed in EVM vehicles. Photographs of candidates on ballot paper and poster ballot on EVM machine will also be printed.
Candidates will have to give information on Criminal Records on the affidavit when filling nomination papers. In the Lok Sabha election, the list of newspapers and TV channels published or broadcasted for the dissemination of information of criminal cases has been received, which is given to political parties.
He said that after the implementation of the Model Code of Conduct, action has been taken against 6084 persons in 5256 booked cases in the restrictive streams of the Code of Criminal Procedure. In the 2478 cases the action of bond over was done against 2654 accused. The representatives of political parties also gave some suggestions.
The meeting was attended by SSP Ruchivardhana Mishra, Additional Collector, Ajay Dev Sharma, Deputy Collector, Pratul Sinha, Assistant Returning officers Rajneesh Sinha, RS Mandloi and Sohan Kanas and representatives of Indian National Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party, Communist Party of India, Bahujan Samaj Party.