Preparation for Lok Sabha elections underway in Kohima

DC Kohima Kumar Ramnikant, Expenditure Observer Vivek Chauhan, SP Kohima Bharat Laxman with others during the meeting held on March 21. (DIPR Photo)

DC Kohima Kumar Ramnikant, Expenditure Observer Vivek Chauhan, SP Kohima Bharat Laxman with others during the meeting held on March 21. (DIPR Photo)

Kohima, March 21 (MExN): In preparation for the upcoming General Election to the Lok Sabha in 2024, a crucial meeting was convened at the DC conference hall in Kohima on March 21. 

The meeting saw the participation of key stakeholders including Deputy Commissioner, Kohima Kumar Ramnikant IAS, Expenditure Observer Vivek Chauhan IRS, Superintendent of Police Kohima Bharat Laxman Markad IPS, and representatives from Election Expenditure Monitoring (EEM) Team, enforcement agencies, and various political parties, stated a DIPR report.

DC Kohima Kumar Ramnikant, IAS reiterated the significance of vigilance to all polling personnel, while reminding the political party representatives the strict enforcement of the Model Code of Conduct. He urged the political party representatives to seek clarification on any doubts to avoid violation, emphasizing the need for legal compliance in all activities. 

DC Ramnikant assured political parties of the election authority's support and outlined the nomination and election procedures they must adhere to. Additionally, he assured transparency in the randomization process of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), providing political parties with access to the list of all machines for verification.

Expenditure Observer Vivek Chauhan, IRS emphasized the importance of vigilance in carrying out duties without any lapses to ensure the success of the electoral process, urging all involved parties to maintain the high standards set in the previous election. He underscored the Election Commission's strict oversight and urged polling personnel to submit reports promptly.

SP Kohima Bharat Laxman IPS highlighted Kohima's status as a transit route and stressed the importance of cooperation with polling personnel to ensure security. He encouraged timely communication with law enforcement teams for assistance, emphasizing the need for rational and informed vehicle checks on both private and government vehicles and prevent misuse of their power.

Meanwhile, In view of the forthcoming General Election to the Lok Sabha 2024, the District Level Standing Committee (DLSC) held its meeting for Model Code of Conduct at DC’s Conference Hall, Kohima on March 21.

At the meeting, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Kohima, Rhosietho Nguori while charging the meeting requested the DLSC members to give all out cooperation and urged the members to take the election matters seriously and strictly adhered to the Model Code of Conduct (MCC), which is a basic for conduct of free, fair and peaceful election. He also informed the members to be ready for meetings, if need arises, for any issues that comes up in regard to the election matters.

SDO Hqs Kohima and Nodal Officer MCC, James Renbi gave a detailed PowerPoint presentation to the members regarding Mode Code of Conduct.