Election Observer of Dhemaji district asks candidates to strictly follow model code of conduct
As the day for the polling of Deori Autonomous Council (DAC) Election-2022 on November 8 is nearing
LAKHIMPUR: As the day for the polling of Deori Autonomous Council (DAC) Election-2022 on November 8 is nearing, the political parties and the contesting candidates have been expediting their electioneering activities in Lakhimpur and Dhemaji districts.
In this connection, Dr Tapan Kumar Gohain the Election Observer engaged for the Dhemaji district, held a crucial meeting with the contesting candidates of the election. In the meeting which was organized in the conference hall of the Deputy Commissioner's office, the Election Observer called upon the contesting candidates to adhere to the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) strictly. He also laid stress on the right maintenance of accounts regarding the campaign expenditure of the contesting candidates. He added that the contesting candidates must note down the details about their daily expenditure of the campaign in their diaries.
On the other hand, Returning Officer Nandita Borgohain said that creation of mutual hatred or causing tension between different castes and communities, religious or linguistics, criticism of other contestants on private issues, criticism of other parties or their workers based on unverified allegations or distortion, appeal to caste or communal feelings for securing votes, bribing of voters, intimidation of voters, impersonation of voters, canvassing within 100 meters of polling stations, holding public meetings during the period of 48 hours ending with the hour fixed for the close of the poll, and the transport and conveyance of voters to and from polling station on the part of the candidates are against the MCC. ADC in charge of the election, Marzina Hussain said that the postering, writing on walls of any government buildings in purpose of election campaign had been restricted.
The meeting was attended by ADC Jadab Pegu, ASP Mukesh Agarwal, Election Officer Rubi Roy, SDO (Headquarter) Badita Roy, Treasury Officer, Trilokeshar Narzary along with the contesting candidates and their representatives. Later, the Election Observer took part in another meeting with different sub-committees constituted in connection with the election. Notably, the Election Observer organized the first meeting with the contesting candidates of Dhemaji district on October 25, wherein detailed discussion over various subjects regarding the election was held.
On the other hand, in connection with the election, the Deputy Commissioner of Dhemaji, through an order, has declared dry days across the district from 4.00 pm of November 6 to 4.00 pm of November 8 for three days and on November 10 from 5.00 am until the conclusion of the counting of votes.