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EC directive for strict compliance
Published on 27 Mar. 2009 12:35 AM IST
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Consequent upon the announcement of general election to one (1) parliamentary constituency and bye election to 4 (four) assembly constituencies in the state of Nagaland, the model code of conduct came into operation from March 2 and would be in forced till completion of election. According to an official bulletin, the following directive issued by the election commission is reiterated for strict compliance by political parties, candidates and the state government. Ministers are directed not combine official visit with electioneering work; government transport including official aircraft, vehicle, machinery and personnel shall not be used for furthering of the interest of the party in power and shall not make any adhoc appointment in government and public undertaking etc which may have the asset of influencing the voters in favour of the party in power. Rest houses, dak bungalow or other government accommodation must not be monopolized by the party in power or its candidate; no fresh release of funds under MP including Rajya Sabha members, local area development fund (LADF) would be made in any part of the state where election is in progress, ministers and other authorities must not announce any financial grant in any form or promise and shall not make any promise of construction of roads, provision of drinking water facilities etc from the time elections are announced by the commission. The commission also directed that there would be a total ban on the transfer of all officers/officials connected with the conduct of election.

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