DC’s Longleng informs on paid news
Dimapur, Feb. 1 (EMN): Deputy commissioner and district election officer, Longleng, has informed all the candidates and political parties in the district that all the paid news of candidates of any political parties to be published in media have to be circulated through the District Media Certification and Monitoring Committee (MCMC) for examining and checking the credibility of the contents. He further informed that all the press releases should be routed only through the committee.
In another statement, DC & DEO Longleng has informed all the mobile service providers and the police authority in the district to check objectionable SMSs which violates the provision of election law, model code of conduct, and the Commission’s (ECI) directions/ instructions and take appropriate action under the relevant provision of IPC, Representation of People Act 1951, the conduct of Election Rules 1961 and any other law applicable in the case.
The DC has issued this order having observed certain objectionable message on Short Message Service (SMS) transmitted by some vested interest during the elections, violating the provisions of election law and model code of conduct vitiating the atmosphere of free, fair and peaceful elections process.