Two employees deployed in election duty die before polling

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Two employees deployed in election duty die before polling

Friday, 17 November 2023 | Staff Reporter | BHOPAL

Before voting in Madhya Pradesh elections, two government employees deployed during election duty, passed away. A CISF personnel and a polling worker were among the casualties reported.

Bhimroa (55), a polling worker who was on assembly election duty in Multai, Betul, died of a heart attack. His duty was at Kanya Shala booth number 123 of Multai Nagar.

Meanwhile, CISF jawan General Singh, who was on polling duty in Tikamgarh, suddenly fell ill. Died during treatment. In Ujjain, polling worker Ranjeeta fainted due to an asthma attack. She has been admitted to the hospital.

In Ujjain, polling worker Ranjeeta fainted after suffering an asthma attack. Was taken to hospital by ambulance.

In Ujjain, polling worker Ranjeeta fainted after suffering an asthma attack. Was taken to hospital by ambulance.

A video has surfaced of BJP candidate Pradyuman Singh Lodhi distributing notes on his wife from Badamalhara assembly seat of Chhatarpur district. It is seen in the video that women are sitting. They are being vaccinated and given some material. Then Rs 100 notes are being given.

According to Assistant Returning Officer Tehsildar Alok Jain, Pradyuman Singh's wife had distributed other items as gifts to the women taking Kartik bath at Gwal Baba Khandiya, the god place of village Kayan. Also, a video of distribution of 100 rupee notes has surfaced. It was investigated. The case was found correct. FST in-charge Ganpat Tribal Revenue Inspector has registered a case of code of conduct against the candidate's wife.

The process of polling parties leaving for 64,523 polling booths for Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections continues. The vehicles of the polling parties have been connected to the Global Positioning System (GPS). The movement of polling parties of every district will be monitored from the office of the Chief Electoral Officer. Voting will start from 7 am on Friday.

The Election Commission has stationed a helicopter and air ambulance at Gondia, adjacent to Balaghat, for sensitive polling stations. If any violent activity occurs, the injured will be airlifted.

A team has been deployed in the office of the Chief Electoral Officer, which will take reports of the departure of polling parties from every district. CEO Anupam Rajan said that necessary arrangements have been made in the polling stations. More than 38 thousand polling stations will be monitored through CCTV and web casting.

The location of every vehicle will be available through GPS. Teams of micro observers, presiding officers and sector officers have been asked to remain alert and stay away from suspicious activities during the elections. The Election Commission has banned bulk SMS from mobile, computer and other resources in the state. Due to this, only normal SMS can be sent for two days.

The Commission's instructions are that the sector officers will also have to stay at the designated polling center in the area a day before voting. The vehicles in which reserve EVMs will be kept will also have GPS. A doctor will also accompany each sector officer. Election Duty Certificates (EDC) have been issued to such doctors to facilitate them to vote.

Along with this, in 464 polling stations of the state where there is no telecommunication facility, information will be sent to CEO MP Elections through Runner. For this, help from local employees will also be taken.

The Election Commission has downloaded the Vote Percentage App to the Presiding, Sector and Returning Officers for voting activities and sending bi-hourly information.

The presiding officer will record in this app the complete information from the departure of the polling parties till their arrival there, conducting the voting, coming from the polling station to the place where the material is collected and collecting the voting material. 







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