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Polling to take place till 5 pm in East and West, till 3 pm in others
Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, Nov 21: East Singhbhum district administration will be using Booth App at all polling booths across Jamshedpur East and Jamshedpur West Assembly constituencies. The App will help voters plan their polling schedule as per convenience. The voters will not be required to wait in long queues. The voters will have to contact the booth level officer with their photo voter slip. The BLO will scan the QR code and given a QTN number to voters who can cast their vote as per convenience. The BLOs of the two constituencies have been given training on using the App. This was informed by the Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Returning Officer of East Singhbhum Ravi Shankar Shukla on Thursday.
Accompanied by the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Anoop Birtharay, Shukla addressed a press conference to share information about the election preparations in the district and withdrawal of nomination forms by candidates.
Shukla said a total of 96 candidates were shortlisted as eligible for contesting election after scrutiny of nomination forms. Six candidates withdrew their names on 21st November. Now only 90 candidates are in the fray, he said.
The DC said polling will take place from 7 am to 5 pm in Jamshedpur East and Jamshedpur West constituencies. In all other constituencies, polling will take place from 7 am to 3 pm, he said.
Shukla said there are four ordinary observers, one police observer and six expenditure observers to keep an eye on the conduct of elections in the district as per the instructions of Election Commission of India. He further said that a total of 10 cases of violation of Model Code of Conduct have been registered by the district administration. Seven of the cases are from Jamshedpur East while three are from Jamshedpur West. Shukla said the excise department has seized a total of 374 litres of illicit liquor so far. He said the administration has received 60 complaints through cVIGIL App, out of whom two were found genuine. Timely action was taken in the two cases, he said.