Three District Collectors of Tamil Nadu and Kerala Border Districts-Coimbatore, Palakkad and Thrissur-held a consultation meeting on the forthcoming Assembly General Election at the Infra Mega Food Park Complex, Kanjikode, Palakkad District.
The ECI has announced general elections in 5 states including Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
Following this, various special measures are being taken by the district administration to conduct the general elections in a peaceful and impartial manner.
Accordingly, on March 3, the Collectors of the Border Districts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala- K. Rasamani (Coimbatore) Murunmai Joshi IAS, (Palakkad) .S Sanavas (Thrissur) held a consultation meeting in which SPs Arularasu (Coimbatore), Viswanath (Palakkad), Ponnazhaki (Thrissur), Coimbatore District Revenue Officer Ramaduraimurugan, District Forest Officer Venkatesh and Pollachi Sub Collector .
The ECI released the notification of the Assembly Election on Feb 26. Since the announcement of the election, various activities have been carried out by the Coimbatore District Administration under the guidance of the ECI.
Consultations were held with the District
Collectors and District Superintendents of Police of the neighboring states of Kerala on the work to be done and to be carried out in view of the forthcoming elections in both Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
Accordingly, it was decided to intensify checks at check posts in the Coimbatore district bordering the State of Kerala at Valaiyar, Mulli, Melpaviyoor, Velandapalayam, Veerappagaundanur, Gopalapuram, Meenatchipuram, Vazhukkuparai, Anaikatti, and increase the security to check distribution of election gift items, liquor etc to the voters.
The District Collectors consulted the officials on sharing details about bulk purchase of goods by some persons, and movement of vehicles crossing the border in suspicious circumstances.
Not only the main check posts, but also other routes to cross the borders of the 2 states were also consulted to intensify vigil.
If an individual carries more than Rs. 50,000 without proper documents, it should immediately be confiscated and informed to the respective State Control Room or the Returning Officer.
Consultations were held to monitor and take action on political parties, distributing money/gift to voters.