New Delhi (EMS). Assembly elections can be held in five states any time. The Election Commission has called a meeting of observers for the elections on Friday. The polling body has called this meeting to finalize the strategy for the smooth conduct of the democratic exercise. Its purpose is to ensure that the model is effectively implemented from code. A press conference was also held by the Election Commission on Thursday.
The Election Commission has taken stock of the election preparations in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram. Telangana’s preparations were seen on Thursday. There is a possibility that the poll panel will announce elections in 5 states in the next few days. Assembly elections are likely to be held in November-December. The tenure of the assembly in Mizoram is ending on 17 December. The tenure of the assemblies of Telangana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh will end in January 2024. There is BRS government in Telangana. At the same time, BJP is ruling Madhya Pradesh. There are Congress governments in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan.
Campaigning of political parties started
Meanwhile, all political parties have started campaigning to gain public support. Apart from the election campaign, the round of allegations and counter-allegations of leaders against each other has started. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday laid the foundation stone of development projects worth five thousand crores in Rajasthan. He flagged off two new train services in the state.
Commissioner said – Money power is on our radar in elections
On the other hand, Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar said in Hyderabad on Thursday that the Election Commission is ready to conduct free, fair, transparent and inducement-free elections. Money power will remain on our radar in the coming assembly elections. For this, clear instructions have been given to the enforcement agencies. If they do not take action then we will make them take action against those who use election money power. A 17-member team headed by the CEC is in the city to assess election preparedness in Telangana. During this, Rajiv Kumar held a meeting with political parties, state and central government officials and enforcement agencies regarding the assembly elections.
Online transactions will also be monitored
The Election Commissioner said that during the assembly elections of five states, 148 checkposts will be made in Telangana alone. These include 35 checkposts on the Tamil Nadu-Andhra Pradesh border, 26 checkposts on the Telangana-Karnataka border, 24 checkposts on the Telangana-Maharashtra border and 4 checkposts on the Telangana-Chhattisgarh border. During this period, all types of online transactions will also be monitored. Not only this, Rushtroosh will keep a watch on violations of rules on paid news and social media. Violation of the code of conduct can be reported on the mobile app, which will be responded to within 100 minutes. The total number of voters in Telangana in the assembly elections is 3.17 crore. There are equal numbers of men and women among them. For the first time in 5 states, people above 80 years of age will be able to vote from their homes if they wish. Similarly, disabled persons who are 40 percent or more disabled can also vote from home.
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