Gujarat Assembly Elections: Election Commissioner’s two day visit to check readiness
Today, a team led by Chief Election Commissioner A K Jyoti ECI Election Commission of India visits Ahmedabad for two days visit to Gujarat to review the readiness for state assembly elections to be held in two phases on December 9 and 14.
ECI team holds press conference at Shahibag Annexe in the city.
Chief Election Commissioner A K Jyoti will meet DGP and representatives of political parties and take down their views of holding elections in the state.
ECI would meet with the representatives of Political Parties at Circuit House Annexe in Ahmedabad . The Commission will discuss with parties to know the concerns and suggestions from them in conducting free and fair elections in state.
It will be a second visit of ECI team to poll bound Gujarat. Earlier the team led by Jyoti visited Gujarat during October 9 and 10.
Election Commission’s guidelines before Gujarat Assembly Elections
Today in Gandhinagar, Election Commission announces strict guidelines for Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017 campaigning and issued necessary directives to district collectors.
Due to upcoming Assembly Elections, many VVIPs including Prime Minister, star campaigners of ruling and opponent parties will visit Gujarat including union ministers, CM and Dy CM level of VIPs many directives by EC Election Commission of India are laid down to avoid blame on EC.
Highlight of guidelines:
VIP will be able to stay in Circuit House, Atithi Gruh or Dak Bungalow for self occupancy
VIP will be able to keep 1 official vehicle
VIP will not be able to get support from any officer during visit
Unable to connect with counter part in other cities using Video Coneference including Chief Ministers
Use of Helipad to be granted to opposition, if applications are made properly
Use of School Compound to be made during electoral process, without disturbing educational activities in school
Any dispute arising out of disputable situation to be reported to sub divisional magistrate.
EC has issued directives to conduct free and fair elections.