15 Candidates File Nominations, 1 Rejected, Rs 77.77 Lakh Liquor Seized -DC
Mangaluru: “From March 19 to 26, 15 candidates have filed their nominations and the scrutinizing process has been completed on March 27. We have accepted 14 of the nominations while one has been rejected since it was a substitute candidate from the BJP. Those who are want to withdraw their nominations can do so by 3:00 pm on March 29”, said the District Collector Sasikanth Senthil in a press meet held at his office here on March 27.
Addressing the mediapersons DC Sasikanth Senthil said that as of March 16, 2019, there are 1724022 voters in the district. Earlier when the final voter list was announced on January 16 there were 1697417 voters of which, 833719 men, 863599 women and others 99. There will be 1861 polling booths in 8 constituencies in the district of which 640 booths have been identified as critical and 1221 normal booths. Micro observers have been appointed to monitor critical booths and Video cameras will also be installed for smooth polling.”
Sasikanth further said, “From the day the Election code of conduct came into force we have seized Rs 8,73,000 cash which was later released after obtaining proper documents. 53805.52 liters of liquor worth Rs 77,77,607, one scooter, 2 Lorries, 200 pamphlets, 2 Maruti Cars, 1 Truck, 1 tanker all worth Rs 73.31 lakh. One case has been registered under 266 (excise law violation) and 1 FIR related to Expenditure has been registered”
Sasikanth also said, “With the presence of political parties 2236 EVMs and 2495 VVPTs have been distributed to the assistant election officers in the district on March 21. In the district, observers have been appointed for fair polling. Rajiv Rathan is the general observer, Sudipta Guha is the Expenditure observer and Sandeep Prakash Karnik is the Police observer. Those who like to contact the observers can call 9480812314, 9480812316 and 9480812317. Training will be given to all the election officers. Voters can present their epic card during the polling, those who lost their voter ID can present passport, driving license, Central of state Public sector company ID card, post or bank saving account passbook or Pancard, Smart card, MNREGA job card, Central government labour department health policy smart card, Insurance documents with photographs, MP /MLA registered card or Aadhar card. The voter slip will not be considered as an important document.”
To know more about the election process, or to file election-related complaints can call the toll-free helpline 1950. We have already received 2062 calls of which 1942 were to collect information regarding the elections and 120 election-related complaints have been filed. According to the election commission, we have developed the C-Vigil application and so far 23 cases have been filed.