DEO holds meeting with political parties
Shopian:March 14: To discuss the preparation of Lok Sabha Election 2019, District Election Officer, Shopian,Dr Owais Ahmed today convened a meeting of the representatives of various recognized National/Regional political parties here at Conference Hall DC Office Complex Shopian.
DEO Shopian appealed to the representatives of various political parties to refrain from any activity which violates MCC (Model code of conduct). Brief issues related to MCC were highlighted by Nodal officer MCC ADC Shopian. The representative of political parties were also informed about the various aspects of election process including the model code of conduct, EVM/VVPAT awareness camps , media certification and monitoring committee (MCMC). He urged the political parties to follow the laid down guidelines to ensure free and fair election. He further introduced political parties about various IT initiatives taken by Election Commission of India (ECI) including SUVIDHA and C-VIGIL and detail presentation about their application was given. The DEO appealed all the representatives of political parties to co-operate with District administration for peaceful and fair conduct of Lok Sabha elections. DEO also appealed representatives of political parties to use environmental friendly material in campaigning and avoid plastic and other non biodegradable material. DEO apprised them about initiatives taken by District Administration to facilitate PWDs (Person with Disabilities) to make elections inclusive and accessible. The representatives of all political parties gave assurance to DEO for their full cooperation in the forthcoming elections. Among others, Senior Superintendent of Police,Additional Deputy Commissiner Shopian,SDM Zainapora, Deputy District Election Officer, Assistant Commissioner Revenue, DIO NIC, and other district Officers besides representative of various political parties were present in the meeting.