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Gurgaon civic polls: Special publicity vans launched by admin to encourage voters

In a meeting held under election observer Dr Abhilaksh Likhi on Thursday, the district administration officials said that social networking websites and such as WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook are being used to reach out to every voter to urge them to exercise their franchise.

gurgaon Updated: Sep 08, 2017 21:11 IST
Dhananjay Jha
Dhananjay Jha
Hindustan Times
MCG Election 2017,Election Observer,Gurgaon
Publicity vans will roam the city to encourage voters to participate in the elections and exercise their democratic right.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

The district administration is leaving no stone unturned in encouraging the electorate to participate in the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) polls for 35 Wards on September 24.

In a meeting held under election observer Dr Abhilaksh Likhi on Thursday, the district administration officials said that social networking websites and such as WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook are being used to reach out to every voter to urge them to exercise their franchise.

On the occasion, observer Likhi, principal secretary to the government of Haryana, agriculture and farmers welfare department, launched four special publicity vans.

With the aim to conduct MCG elections in a fair and peaceful manner, the Haryana state election commission has appointed three observers. Besides Likhi, who has been appointed as observer election, the deputy excise and taxation commissioner (inspection) Ashok Yadav has been appointed as the observer (expenditure) and the inspector general of police, Indian Reserve Battalion, Bhondsi, KK Rao has been appointed observer (police).

The results of MCG election will be declared the same day.

Deputy commissioner (DC) of Gurgaon, Vinay Pratap Singh, said, “Four such publicity vans will roam the city to encourage voters to participate in the elections and exercise their democratic right.”

“We have been trying to communicate with every voter through Twitter, WhatsApp and other media to ensure they turn up in large number at polling booths and turn up to elect the candidate of their choice.”

The administration also informed the observers that the administration will conduct shows in this regard at cinema halls also.

The administration also launched a voter helpline application, which one can use to procure details of his or her polling booth.

The administration officials also said that in case one finds irregularities in the code of conduct, a complaint can be lodged with Dr Likhi on phone number 9811156107 and Rao on number 9811134209.

First Published: Sep 08, 2017 21:11 IST