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Every effort to hold transparent, free and fair polls: AC Mahesh Kajargi

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Mangaluru, April 8, 2018: Though VVPAT machines are used for the first time in the district to allow voters to verify  if their vote has gone to the intended candidate, there is always a scope for  appeal in case of any doubt and the voting process can be cancelled if the suspicion  regarding any indiscrepancy is found true, said Mangaluru Assistant Commissioner  as well as  Election officer of Mangaluru Assembly Constituency Mahesh Karjagi.

AC Mahesh Kajargi

AC Mahesh Kajargi

Addressing a meeting of representatives of various political parties at the AC Court Hall at the Mini Vidhana Saudha on April 8, Sunday to discuss  issues relating to poll code of conduct, he said every  effort would be made to conduct transparent elections and warned of stern action if poll code violation cases come to light.

Stating that there is no hindrance of any sort to hold religious, social or any other programmes, he however warned that  stern action would follow if  politics creeps in such programmes.

Posters, banners, buntings can be put in poll campaign events  two hours ahead  of the programme and the same have to be removed one hour after the programme. No political campaign meets can be held after 10 pm, he said.