FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itagar, January 28: State Election Commissioner, Satya Gopal today announced the dates for bye elections to fill the casual vacancies of 8 Zilla Parishad Member, 13 Anchal Samiti Member and 114 Gram Panchayat Member seats in various districts of the state.
The Election process would begin with issue of notifications by Returning officers on February 2 next and would end with the counting of votes on March 5 next.
"All election process has to be completed before March 11," he told a Press conference here today.
The last date of filing nomitions is February 9 while date for scrutiny of papers has been fixed on February 11 and last date of withdrawal of papers would be February 14, he said.
The eight vacancies of Zilla Parishad Members to be filled includes Kalakthang–Balemu in West Kameng, Jenging and Payindem in Upper Siang, Bolung, Bukkong, Bomjir–Anpum, Paglam Loklung in lower Dibang Valley and Longchan in Longding district.
The electoral rolls of concerned zilla parishad constituencies, anchal samiti constituencies and gram panchayat constituencies have been revised with reference to January 1, 2015 as the qualifying date, the commissioner disclosed.
The Model Code of Conduct would come into force with immediate effect in the respective Zilla Parishad constituencies, Anchal Samiti constituencies and Gram Panchayat constituencies going for bye elections.
The Model Code of conduct would be applicable to all candidates, political parties and the state and central government, he said adding, to conduct the election in a fair and smooth manner adequate security arrangements will be in place for which Chief Secretary and Director General of Police have been written to deploy adequate security forces.
The concerned DEOs and SP would also be directed to ensure deployment of adequate security forces in the constituencies going for the bye poll, he added.