THE ADMINISTRATION has completed preparations to have free and fair municipal corporation election scheduled here on October 31.
The polling parties would leave for their polling stations on Sunday after undergoing training.
Expressing his views on this occasion district magistrate Dr Hariom warned the employees of stringent action against laxity in duty. Dr Hariom directed the subordinate officials to intensify patrolling in their allotted zones. Zonal magistrates and police officials would maintain strict vigil at the polling stations.
The district administration also directed to close liquor shops on October 30 and 31 to check any untoward incident. The border of the district will be sealed on the polling day and party MLAs will be restricted to their localities.
Meanwhile, campaigning entered the final phase on Saturday and BSP mayoral candidate Chhedi Jaiswal was a much relieved man after independent candidate Pawan Kumar decided to extend his support to Chhedi Jaiswal.
Talking to mediapersons, Jaiswal claimed he was enjoying the support of every section of the society and people were in favour of change. They had realised the worth of BSP leader Mayawati and would vote in favour of the BSP, he said.
Samajwadi Party MP Ram Narain Sahu addressed a public meeting at Indira crossing in favour of party candidate Sitaram Jaiswal and said SP had filed seven traders community members for the mayoral post in the municipal corporation election, including Agra, Gorakhpur and Varanasi. He lambasted Congress party for defaming the SP led government for suicides by farmers and said in Congress regime farmers had committed suicide at a much large scale.