CEO Manipur speaks on disqualification of candidature

Imphal, April 10, 2019 (DIPR):  The Chief Electoral Officer, Manipur, Shri P. K. Singh highlighted the media personnel the basic procedure of how candidature of contesting candidates is normally disqualified. Candidature of any candidate could not be challenged or disqualified by either the CEO of the RO after completion of formal scrutiny and publication of final list of contesting candidates.

The CEO further made clarification regarding issues of complaints or counter complaints received from candidates or political parties during election time by stating that complaints whenever received at CEO level are normally passed or forwarded to the RO concerned for perusal and timely disposal.

In this context, he requested all electronic and print media houses to get verified all political news before publication or telecast to avoid dissemination of misinformation or misleading information to citizens.

Shri P.K. Singh invited queries from the media and responding to the query raised, he stated that the Poll of 2-Outer Manipur Parliamentary Constituency would be conducted smoothly and peacefully and also assured that his enforcement team is all set to go ahead for the April 11 poll.

The CEO, Manipur stressed that adequate and organised deployment of Para military and state forces is arranged by DEOs for the next day poll.

Lastly, he assured that unethical or any form of influence which could hamper free and fair casting of vote by the electors would be dealt strictly in exercise of power under relevant Rules and sections.

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