SEC holds meeting on local body elections
Karnataka State Election Commissioner C R Chikkamath held a meeting of officials and instructed Deputy Commissioners in the state to be prepared for holding elections to local bodies soon.
Speaking at the divisional level officers meeting he said all preparations for conducting the polls should be finalised by the end this month. The elections should be held as per the law and strict action taken against any breach of code of conduct.
Asking the officials to ban performance of mass marriages by political leaders, he cautioned them not to allow politicians to misuse religious platforms. He also asked them to keep a close watch on the expenses incurred by candidates and to install CCTV cameras for video graphing of polling at sensitive polling booths.
He also urged senior officials to appoint Nodal Election Officers to ensure smooth conduct of free and fair elections.