Goa to strict implement code of conduct: CEO



Panaji: After Election Commission of India announced dates for Goa Assembly Polls, state’s chief electoral office on Saturday said that Model Code of Conduct would be strictly implemented for free and fair election process.

Chief electoral officer Kunal told reporters that code of conduct would be strictly followed in the state with the different teams designted to oversee the implementation of the code.

He said that the average number of voters per booth in the state is 672, which is lowest in the country while average voter size per assembly constituency is 28,912.

Vasco is the constituency with the most number of voters, totaling to 35,139 while Mormugao with 19,958 voters is the constituency with least number of voters.

Kunal said that the focus for the upcoming election is to tag persons with disability. He said that there are 10,318 voters who are classified as persons with disability.

He said that up to January 15, the public rallies or meetings will not be allowed in the state. Kunal said that implementation of code of conduct will be monitored.

Kunal warned the political parties against violation of Prevention of Defacement Act, 1988. “I would like to instruct stakeholders to adhere to law of the land,” he said.

He said that two flying squads would be formed in ever assembly constituency who will be operating round the clock.

Kunal said that  the master list of persons with repeat offences is prepared and District magistrates are directed to take action. “We should have level playing field and people can vote without fear and favour,” he said.


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