Chandigarh, Apr 11 UNI | 4 months ago

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has approved the proposal for setting up 30 premises (Counting Centers Complex) in 23 cities and towns in respect of 13 Lok Sabha constituencies in Punjab for general elections.

Interacting with media persons here today, Punjab Additional CEO Raminder Singh said as per the directions of ECI, one model polling station would be set up in each sub division having all the facilities including drinking water, chairs, toilets and ramps etc.

He said that Sardulgarh ARO Rajdeep Singh Brar (SDM) has been transferred on account of incompetence and disobedience of orders of RO. He added that the Chief Secretary has been asked to send a panel of officers for appointment as ARO there.

He further said that arrangements were being made for webcasting on 750 polling booths by roping the students and faculty of technical and IT institutes.

The Additional CEO informed that Mamta (Sarvjan Samaj Party) from Gurdaspur, Surinder Kumar (Independent) from Bathinda and Iqbal Singh (Republican Party of India/A) from Fatehgarh Sahib have withdrawn their nominations today.

Till date 2,43,763 licensed weapons have been deposited and 368 absconders have been arrested after imposition of Model Code of Conduct in the state, he added.

Speaking on the occasion, Additional CEO Supreet Singh Gulati informed that till date 57 FIRs have been registered regarding violations of MCC and 38,000 poster defacements were also removed throughout the state out of which 30,000 were in Ludhiana alone.

He said that 110 kg of poppy husk has been recovered in Hoshiarpur, 750 liters of illicit liquor in Gurdaspur, 9500 bottles of country liquor in Ferozepur and 1440 Kgs of Lahan in Amritsar.

(Posted on 12-04-2014)