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Adhere to Model Code of Conduct in upcoming polls in Garo Hills, Shillong

A Correspondent

Shillong: In view of the bye-election to the South Tura Assembly Constituency, the General Observer, Benudhar Behara and Expenditure Observer, SK Narayana Reddy met the representatives of political parties on Thursday evening at DRDA Conference Hall, Tura.

During the meeting with the representatives of different political parties, Benudhar Behera advised them to adhere to the guidelines of Model Code of Conduct (MCC) in order to ensure smooth conduct of elections to the South Tura Assembly constituency.

The Expenditure Observer, SK Narayana Reddy told the representatives of political parties to inform if there is any problem with regard to the expenditure statement of their respective candidates.

The District Election Officer, West Garo Hills Tura Ram Singh also advise them to follow the guidelines of MCC and also insisted them to attend whenever they are called for monitoring of their expenditures and to submit their election expenditure statement when they are ask to.

Further, he sought cooperation of all for conducting free and fair election. The Returning Officer to the South Tura Assembly Constituency, SB Marak informed the representatives of political parties that the supplement which was printed after the changes were made during continuous updation up to the last date of making nomination would be provided to the political parties.
She also informed that as part of the SVEEP activities different awareness programmes with regard to election are being organised by sector officers and also taking extra effort to make house to house visit in the constituency.

Meanwhile, with regard to the Law and Order cell, Additional Deputy Commissioner, West Garo Hills, AM Sangma appealed to all to stay away from any kind of malpractices during the time of election. The Superintendent of Police, Raghavendra Kumar opined that they adhere to MCC guidelines and requested them to cooperate with the ongoing Naka checking and area domination being done in view of the upcoming election.