Jalandhar, Apr 25 UNI | 3 months ago

Jalandhar district magistrate Varun Roojam today ordered workers and supporters of different political outfits, who, had come from other places to campaign for their candidates in the Lok Sabha elections to leave the city by the evening of April 28, about 48 hours prior to constituency goes for voting on April 30.

Exercising powers vested in him under section 144 of the CrPC 1973 (Act no. 2 of 1974), the district magistrate said all the workers, leaders and supporters of different parties who had been engaged in campaigning for their respective candidates are required to leave the constituency at 1800 hrs on April 28, when open canvassing for the candidates comes to an end.

He said with the presence of outsider supporters of the candidates after the campaigning comes to an end peace and harmony of the constituency could be disturbed and can affect the smooth and transparent poll process besides posing threat to the law and order situation.

In order to ensure implementation of directives issued by the Election Commission of India with regard to the ouster of imported workers and supporters of the candidates, Police Commissioner, Jalandhar and SSP Rural have been asked to keep the welfare community halls, hotels and restaurants under strict surveillance to check any outsider political worker residing and to ensure he was sent out of the constituency.

The orders will remain in force till April 30 evening.

(Posted on 26-04-2014)