ECI reviews election preparedness in J&K

ECI reviews election preparedness in J&K

JAMMU: Chief Election Commissioner of India V.S.Sampath on Thursday said that the commission is looking into complaints on violation of code of conduct filed by different political parties from the state.  

Talking to reporters in Jammu, Sampath who was accompanied by Election Commissioner Dr. Nasim Zaidi and Deputy Election Commissioner Vinod Zutshi directed the political parties to strictly abide by the guidelines set by the Election Commission. He said any violation of the code of conduct will not be taken easily by the election commission.

Asked about the complaint against National Conference leader and minister Sakina Itoo whose video showing ‘religious exploitation’ went viral on social networking sites, Sampath said that the commission takes due cognizance of the complaints received by it. He said the Commission is looking into all the complaints filed by different political parties and anything can be said only after going through these complaints properly.  

Sampath also informed that the commission has already directed the administration to see to the complaints of poor conditions of roads across the region.  Earlier the Commission started their visit with the meeting with the representatives of recognized national and state political parties.

The Commission held a series of meetings with the Chief Secretary, Director General of Police, Special DGP and Home Commissioner. CEO, J&K, Umang Narula accompanied the ECI during the meetings. The Commission also held a detailed meeting with the Returning Officers/DEOs and SSPs regarding the election preparedness and obtained the necessary feedback from the viz-a-viz election preparedness and other related issues.