THE ELECTION Observer of Lucknow PK Jha and District Magistrate Ramendra Tripathi said action would be taken against those violating model code of conduct.
Addressing the leaders of various political parties in the district collectorate auditorium Jha said Superintendent of Police have been directed to depute adequate police force at the sensitive and extra sensitive polling booths.
“To ensure that voters come out of their houses to cast vote without any fear a route march of the armed police force would be organised in the city. Police should maintain vigil on the activities of the anti- social elements”, Jha said.
District Magistrate directed the leaders of the political to ensure that their workers do not violate election model code of conduct during poll. When the leaders of few political parties drew attention of the DM toward use hoardings, banner, posters and wall writing by various candidates. DM said he would direct the concerned department to issue legal notices to those who have defaced the city.
ADM (administration) NP Singh said district administration has permitted the candidates contesting for Mayor’s post to move with two vehicles, while corporators have been permitted one vehicle only. The candidates would not be permitted to transport the voters, he said.
Meanwhile, SSP Lucknow GK Goswami informed newspersons on Sunday evening that all security arrangements for Tuesday’s urban local bodies election were complete.
Goswami said cops would take up positions in and around the polling booths and metal detectors would be installed at the entrance of those polling stations with more than seven polling booths.
In hypersensitive polling stations, an inspector, one sub inspector, an armed constable, 11 constables, 18 home guards and about two sections of PAC would be deployed. Besides, 11 additional superintendent of police, 22 DSPs, 37 Inspectors, 650 sub inspectors, 325 head constables, 3556 constables, 10,000 home guards and 546 guards would be posted around the city. Senior cops would keep a vigil in the entire area.
No vehicles would be allowed near the polling booths till polling is over.
It has been decided that permits of those tempos found carrying supporters of different political parties to the polling booths on the polling day too would be cancelled.