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SAS Nagar DC sets 24-hr deadline for parties to remove hoardings

chandigarh Updated: Mar 05, 2014 22:59 IST
HT Correspondent

Deputy commissioner Tajinderpal Singh Sidhu here on Wednesday set a 24-hour deadline for all political parties to remove their boards, posters and hoardings in the district.

In case they failed to do so, he said the price of the hoarding in question would be added to the expense of the candidate of the party concerned.

The DC also said that teams had been constituted to keep a tab on the expenditure of political parties and that strict action would be taken against those violating the model code of conduct.

Sidhu asked people owning weapons to deposit them at an authorised gunshop or nearby police station.

He also called for the youth to participate in the election. "Camps will be held on February 9 for people who are above 18 years and have not registered as voters," he said, adding that special gifts and vouchers would be given to first-time voters.

Sidhu said the district had 685 polling booths, of which 267 were hypersensitive and 206 sensitive. He said they had decided to keep a tab on activities at the two places to avoid any untoward incident.

He said a control room would be constituted at the DC's office that would be open 24 hours for handling election-related complaints.

Total voters 5.96 lakh
Males 3.16 lakh
Females 2.8 lakh

685 polling booths district
267 of them hypersensitive
206 sensitive