Election Commission took stock of UP

Lucknow. The Election Commission took stock of the preparations for the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh and gave several directions to the state officials. The team of the three Election Commissioners, who visited the state, had a meeting with the representatives of all the parties on Tuesday, the first day of the tour, and on Wednesday held a meeting with all the district collectors, SPs and commissioners of the area. The meeting continued throughout the day on Wednesday in the Tilak Hall of the Vidhan Bhavan.

chief election commissioner Along with Sushil Chandra, both the Election Commissioners – Rajiv Kumar and Anoop Chandra Pandey also attended the meeting. The 13-member team of the commission has reviewed many things from the voter list. Election The commission is working on measures to increase the proportion of women voters. Referring to the cash received of crores of rupees from the perfume trader of Kannauj, the commission stressed on keeping a strict vigil on black money. Along with this, he was also asked to be vigilant for catching illegal liquor.

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The Election Commission of India has directed the police and concerned departments to make strict arrangements to ensure that cash and liquor are not distributed in the upcoming assembly elections. The commission said that all measures should be taken for fair and peaceful voting. There should be no discrimination against any party. Use of cash in elections should be stopped at all costs. For this, a special watch should be kept on the airstrips and the airport authority should keep the details of the chartered air travel of the leaders.

The Election Commission also said that ATM vans dispensing cash will not operate at night and proper documents are necessary to move cash from the currency chests of the Reserve Bank of India as well. Without this the cash should be confiscated. The commission took information from the Excise Department about the action plan to catch illicit liquor in the elections. Along with this, information has been sought from the Excise Department about the consumption of liquor in the months of January and February last year.

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