District Election Officer and District Collector K. Rasamani held consultation with functionaries of recognized political parties regarding holding of the Assembly Election.
The Collector said that the Election Commission of India(ECI) has announced the schedule of assembly poll with enforcing the code of conduct.
The following are the segments in the district:111. Mettupalayam, 116. Sulur, 117. Goundampalayam, 118. Coimbatore North, 119. Thondamuthur, 120. Coimbatore South, 121. Singanallur, 122.
Kinathukadavu, 123. Pollachi, 124. Nominations will be received from March 12 to March 19, scrutinised on March 20, voting will take place on April 6 and counting on May 2.
Nominations will not be accepted on March 13 and 14, which are public holidays. Nominations can be submitted from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm to the Returning Officers concerned..
In the run-up to the Tamil Nadu Assembly General Election 2021, no political party or candidate shall engage in any activity that incites or exacerbates hatred and animosity between caste, creed, religion and language, as per the Rules of Conduct.
Parties and candidates should refrain from criticizing other party leaders about the personal lives of them or details unrelated to public activities.
Leaders of other parties should refrain from talking about complaints or grievances about volunteers without verification.
Avoid collecting votes on the basis of caste sentiments and do not campaign in mosques, churches, temples or other places of worship. Campaigning should be done only at the time stated by the ECI.
Only 5 people should go from house to house during the campaign.
Everyone must wear face mask when campaigning in public and maintain social spaces.
Thermal screening should be done at public meeting venues.
The ECI has said that only two persons with the candidate and two vehicles within 100 meters of the election office should be allowed while filing the nomination.
Political party candidates must inform the Returning Officer in advance on the date and time of the public meetings and rallies they intend to hold. No one other than the voter shall enter the polling booth without the permission of the ECI.
Candidates or their agents can lodge any complaint with the Returning Officer regarding any shortcomings in the election procedures.
Candidates can lodge complaints to the 24-hour toll-free telephone service on election irregularities (1800-425-4757).
Candidates’ election expenses are Rs 30.80 lakh. All must fully comply with the restrictions imposed on the use and operation of vehicles on the day of election.
Eminent persons are required to obtain a vehicle permit issued by the Chief Electoral Officer under Section 77 (1) (a) of the Representation of the People Act 1951 by the National and State Political Leaders during the election process and the permit must be affixed to the vehicle by that leader.
Candidates contesting from registered national and state parties must apply three days in advance of the date of the broadcast if they wish to advertise on TV, Channel, Cable Network, Radio.
If other persons or unregistered parties wish to advertise, they must apply 7 days prior to the date of airing.
All should fully abide by all the rules of code of conduct and on the day of polling all political parties and candidates should cooperate fully with the election officials to complete the election in a peaceful and orderly manner so that the voters can cast their votes without any hindrance.
Monitoring teams, static and flying squads were constituted to enforce the election code of conduct.
Voters must wear a face mask in view of the corona spread, he said.
The meeting was attended by SP AR Arularasu, DRO Ramaduraimurugan, Deputy Commissioner of Police Stalin, PA to Collector Election Mr. Sivakumar.