Deputy Commissioner Nitesh Patil emphasized the importance of obtaining permission from the Municipal Corporation, Urban Local Bodies, and concerned Gram Panchayats before installing any promotional materials, including banners. Violating this rule will result in disciplinary action.
Furthermore, any government employee found campaigning in favor of a party or election will face disciplinary action. To ensure that all voters can participate in the election, those who have completed 80 years in the district will be identified and given postal ballots.
In addition to physical monitoring, separate teams will be formed to monitor social media to prevent the sharing of hateful content. The model code of conduct will be implemented soon, and all officials have been appointed and trained for the election.
If any bribery or gift-giving is found in connection with the election, the information can be reported directly to the Deputy Commissioner, Superintendent of Police, and Commissioner of Police.
The top priority is to conduct fair, fearless, and free elections. Belagavi City Police Commissioner Dr. MB Boralingaiah emphasized the importance of cooperation from all election parties to achieve this goal. The police department will take strict action against anyone who causes any disturbance in the election process.
All political parties should carry out their campaigns peacefully through mutual cooperation. Police Commissioner Dr. Boralingaiah advised that appropriate information should be given to the office bearers of the respective parties in this regard.
It is crucial to follow the directions given in the recent Chief Election Commissioners meeting in Bangalore. District Superintendent of Police Dr. Sanjiv Patil stressed that the rules must be strictly followed.