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Elections 2022

No candidate filed nomination papers in Amritsar,Gurdaspur and Ferozepur on the first day

AMRIK SINGH | January 25, 2022 09:49 PM

AMRITSAR: The National Voters' Day notification for Assembly elections has been issued today and candidates can file their nomination papers till February 1.

Giving this information in the press conference, District Election Officer Mr Gurpreet Singh Khaira said that although the candidate can fill up the nomination papers online, he would have to personally approach his Returning Officer to file the nomination papers.

He said that 2 persons and 2 vehicles have been allowed to file papers due to Corona.

He said that no candidate had filed his papers on the first day. Mr. Khaira said that 1944090 voters of the district out of which 21234 booths have been set up for 1023975 male and 920047 female voters and around 15000 staffs have been deployed for conducting the polling.

He said that Project Sanman has been launched in the district to help the elderly voters and special needs voters with the slogan "Let's go to the polls".

He said that under this project every young voter who is going to cast their vote for the first time, an initiative is being taken to take the elderly and special needs voters to the polling booth. He said that this time in the district 22036 new voters who have completed 18 years of age have been registered who will use their vote for the first time.

Mr. Khaira said that one Assistant Expenditure Observer, 9 Flying Teams, three vehicles equipped with video cameras and 9 Static Surveillance Teams have been deployed in each constituency to monitor the expenditure of the candidates.

Apart from this a media cell is also functioning for the expenses incurred by the candidates on the media.

On this occasion, Commissioner of Police Dr. Sukhchain Singh Gill said that we are fully prepared to cast our votes peacefully in 331 booths of 5 assembly constituencies in the city.

He said that for this 43 check posts have been set up day and night and we have requested 29 companies for paramilitary force out of which 5 companies have already arrived. He said that more than 95 per cent of the licensed firearms had been deposited and special arrangements were being made for 121 miscreants. District Police Chief Deepak Hillory said that 30 permanent check posts were functioning in the rural areas besides patrolling parties were on duty day and night.

He said that a special operation has been launched to nab the fugitives on alcohol, drugs. In addition, full arrangements have been made for 202 persons who may misbehave during the elections. "We will not allow anyone to disturb the peace and we will vote in complete peace, " he said.

Meanwhile a report from Gurdaspur said on the first day of filing of nominations for District Assembly Elections-2022 in District Gurdaspur, no nomination papers were filed by any candidate from 7 Assembly constituencies today.

Disclosing this here today District Election Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner Mr. Mohammad Ishfaq said that nominations for Punjab Assembly elections should be filed by Election Commission of India from January 25 to February 1 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Nominations will not be accepted on January 26 (Republic Day) and January 30 (Sunday) holidays.

According to reports from Ferozepur, Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Selector Girish Dayalan said that no candidate had filed his nomination papers on the first day of nomination papers for the forthcoming Assembly elections on February 20, 2022.

Interested candidates can fill up their nomination papers for these elections till February 1, 2022.
The Deputy Commissioner cum District Electoral Officer said that the polls for the Assembly elections would be held on February 20. The scrutiny of papers will be held on February 2 and aspiring candidates can collect the papers on February 4. Counting will take place on March 10.

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