Time to start good electoral practices: RO
DIMAPUR, MARCH 26
Nagaland will go to polls on April 9, and this has come as an appropriate time to start good electoral practices since the number of candidates is less as compared to Assembly Elections.
This observation was made by the Returning Officer of Nagaland Parliamentary Constituency & Principal Secretary and Commissioner, Nagaland, Temjen Toy, during his meeting with the General Observers Manjit Singh and AL Deva, Expenditure Observer Sushil Kumar Singh and representatives of political parties today at the conference hall of his office chamber. Presiding over the meeting, the RO also explained some new introductions by the Election Commission of India such as the NOTA (None Of The Above) option in the EVM. He further stressed on the importance of maintaining correct expenditure accounts and timely filing of these accounts as and when called for.
At the meeting, the Observers explained that putting up of banners was prohibited and that there is no limit on the number of vehicles that can be used for campaigning provided that proper permission is obtained and the number of vehicles used is reflected in the expenditure account.
The Observers also requested that the members of the political parties should associate themselves with the various processes that will be starting like randomization of Polling Parties, EVMs, etc.
The representatives of the political parties raised some points of doubt like whom to approach for landing permission, permission for holding rallies, etc, which were explained and clarified.