Forward of the October 21 bypolls to 5 Meeting segments within the State, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Teeka Ram Meena on Wednesday reviewed the preparations and instructed the District Collectors and the police to strictly implement the mannequin code of conduct.
Interacting with the officers through videoconferencing, Mr. Meena reiterated the necessity to pay particular consideration to Manjeswaram the place complaints of bogus voting had cropped up in 2016.
Manjeswaram has 101 delicate polling cubicles and 16 cubicles which can be on the Kerala-Karnataka border. Robust measures, together with stay webcast, stepped-up surveillance and border patrols, could be ensured to stop election-related fraud within the constituency, Mr. Meena stated.
Girls officers could be specifically deployed to confirm voters sporting burqa or face-covering veils. As a part of imposing the code of conduct, the speeches of essential political leaders could be recorded.
Manjeswaram, Ernakulam, Aroor, Konni, and Vattiyoorkavu Meeting seats are going to the polls on October 21.
Polling officers shall be educated in dealing with the digital voting machines (EVM) and the voter verifiable paper audit path (VVPAT) machines. Wednesday’s evaluate assembly additionally determined to carry public consciousness campaigns on this regard within the constituencies.
State Police Chief Loknath Behera, ADGP (HQ) Manoj Abraham, IG (Intelligence) Vinod Kumar, Thiruvananthapuram Metropolis Police Commissioner Balram Kumar Upadhyay, ADGP Sheikh Darvesh Sahib, and Joint CEO Ramesh Chandran Nair attended the assembly.
4 of the Meeting seats had fallen vacant after the sitting MLAs have been elected to the Lok Sabha within the 2019 basic elections. A bypoll was necessitated in Manjeswaram following the dying of P.B. Abdul Razak, MLA, of the IUML in October 2018.