Delhi records highest poll code violations in history

New Delhi, Dec 4 : Delhi Wednesday recorded the highest number of violations of the Model Code of Conduct in the history of assembly elections, the Election Commission said.

The number of First Information Reports (FIRs) against political parties this time was the highest at 346.

Of the total, 105 were against Aam Aadmi Party, 88 against the Congress and 86 against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), said Vijay Dev, chief electoral officer of the Delhi Election Commission.

In the past one month, 70 unlicensed arms and 60 cartridges were seized by electoral officers deployed in all nine districts of the capital.

A total of 42,000 litres of liquor estimated at over Rs.1 crore was seized while cash amounting to Rs.1.6 crore was also seized from various constituencies when it was being distributed among voters.

In addition, 21 cases of paid news were monitored and notice issued to candidates.

Dev said the data was collected between Oct 4, when the Model Code of Conduct was enforced in Delhi, and Dec 2.

--IANS (Posted on 04-12-2013)

india-news headlines

Chhattisgarh records 62 percent polling

Manipur records 74 percent polling

59 percent balloting in Uttar Pradesh

Jharkhand sees 62 percent polling despite Maoist violence

Uma Bharti slams Modi in video

No time limit for Delhi LG to review assembly fate: SC

100 million vote in sixth round of Lok Sabha election

Only Modi will be PM if NDA forms government says Rajnath

Congress, BJP confident of winning Hamirpur seat in triangular contest

BJP wants 2 Indias, one for rich and other for poor: Rahul Gandhi

Uma Bharti's chopper strays into Madhya Pardesh, all safe

Sharma faces tough contest against high-profile Pratibha Singh

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014


Your e-mail:

Your Full Name:

Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box


Back to Top