District committee formed to scrutinize campaign materials: DC

2:42 PM, Friday, February 15th, 2013
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DC N prakashMangalore : DC N Prakash, said that the Mangalore City Corporation’s (MCC) seven civic bodies are gearing up for polls in DK, due to this district administration has set up a special committee to control the publication of favourable contents in the visual, print media and other electronic media.

Speaking at the press meet held at DC Office on Feb 15, Friday, DC N Prakash, said that before publishing or screening the advertisement or any other campaign materials in the media, the Political parties and candidates must provide the details of the advertisement to the committee

DC who is also heading the committee said that the committee will also comprise city police commissioner Manish Kharbikar and superintendent of police Abhishek Goyal as its members, while additional deputy commissioner K Dayanand will work as the coordinator of the committee.

He also said that committee will grant permission to the media campaign content only after scrutinizing it as per the election code of conduct. The process will go on till the completion of election process, he added.

Apart from the MCC election, town municipalities of Moodbidri, Ullal, Puttur, town panchayats of Belthangady and Sullia will also hold election on March 7. All the civic bodies will be provided Electronic voting machines for elections.

MCC Commissioner Harish Kumar said that MCC aspirants under general category and other reserved quota candidates must pay the amount of Rs 3,000 and Rs 1,500 respectively as deposits.

Speaking about the voters, he said that there are 3,12,579 voters including 1,59,353 females and 1,53,226 male in the MCC electoral roll.

For the smooth functioning of election, district administration will set up 379 booths for 60 wards.

Candidates for ward number 1 to 10 of city corporation can file nomination papers at the MCC sub office located in Surathkal, while the candidates for ward number 21 to 25 and 31 to 35 will be received at the sub office of MCC in Kadri. Remaining nominations will be accepted at the MCC office in the city till February 23.

The election will be conducted according to the 2007 quota and hence 21 out of 60 wards in MCC will be reserved for women. One ward each has been reserved for schedule caste general and schedule cast women, while 25 wards r emain unreserved, hadded.



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