North district parties briefed on poll code

MANGAN,(IPR): In connection with general election 2019 and to promulgate the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) in the district, North district magistrate and RO Raj K Yadav alongside superintendent of police (North) Kunzang Dorjee Sangderpa and Mangan SDM
Fri, Mar 15, 2019

MANGAN,(IPR): In connection with general election 2019 and to promulgate the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) in the district, North district magistrate and RO Raj K Yadav alongside superintendent of police (North) Kunzang Dorjee Sangderpa and Mangan SDM Samdup Bhutia conducted a coordination meeting with representatives of all political parties of the district here today. The meeting was attended by the representatives of Sikkim Democratic Front and Sikkim Krantikari Morcha parties.
Briefing on the election process, Yadav informed about the process that are applied to the political parties for obtaining the prior permission to use any venue of election campaign. He said the political parties will have to obtain prior permission from office of the superintendent of police for rally and use of mike system.
School grounds will be allowed only after 4 pm on working days and on holiday it will be open for election campaign from 10 am to 4 pm. He informed to the representatives that school and public ground can be availed after duly having bank receipt of Rs. 5,000 for standard ground and Rs. 2,500 for small ground for election event.
He also briefed in detail about duties of the Sector Magistrate (SM) and Video Surveillance Team (VST).
Keeping in mind of clean environment, Yadav urged representatives of political party for minimum use of plastic during party meetings.
It is to mention here that the notification for nomination of candidates will issued on March 18 and last date for nomination will be on March 25. On March 26, there will be scrutiny of candidature of the candidate and last date for withdrawal of candidature will be on March 28. Polling will be held on April 11 and counting of vote will be done on May 23.
Candidates can file their nomination from 11 am to 3 pm during working days from March 18 to 25, the RO informed. He said only five persons including the candidate will be allowed to enter to the RO office during the filing of nomination.
The RO informed that EVM and VVPAT will be kept in strong room with full security under CCTV surveillance. Further, first and second EVM commissioning will be held in the presence of all party representatives.
SP (north) Sangderpa said during public meeting, 10 vehicles will be allowed at a time in one convoy. He requested all the party representatives to inform about the route which they used for mobile vans for disseminating their programmes to the SP office and not to engage any open-hooded vehicles during election campaign as to avoid any unforeseen incidents.
The SP requested them to co-operate each other for free, fair and credible election.

 


Area: 7096 Sq Km
Capital:Gangtok
Altitude: 5,840 ft
Population: 6.10 Lakhs
Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 ft. to over 28,509 ft above sea level
Climate:
Summer: Max- 21°C ; Min – 13°C
Winter: Max -13°C ; Min – 0.48°C
Rainfall: 325 cm per annum
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