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Thursday, 7 January 2021

Prohibit phones inside polling room, Congress urges Badnore

Chandigarh, January 6

The city Congress has requested UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore to ensure a free, fair and transparent election for the post of Mayor of the Municipal Corporation (MC).

In a letter to Badnore, city Congress president Pardeep Chhabra stated that it had been seen that the ruling party had made a mockery of the democratic process on many occasions due to their majority in the House. "I request you to instruct the authorities concerned and election officers to ensure all rules and election guidelines are followed in letter and spirit," he said.

Chhabra said in the past, it had been reported in the media and elsewhere that photographs of the election ballot had been clicked and leaked to outsiders or senior leaders.

To stop this practice, no such gadget (phones, cameras, pens, smart watch, etc), which can be used to click a photograph or record the video of the ballot/vote, should be allowed to be carried by anyone inside the voting room.

from The Tribune

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