Mansa, December 13, 2017: To ensure fair and peaceful Civil Body Elections in Bhikhi on December-17, Mansa Deputy Commissioner Dharam Pal Gupta and SSP Parambir Parmar today visited Bhikhi town to examine the ongoing preparations for the elections.
Both the administration and police heads interacted with their junior staff and collected all the minute details about the process initiated for the conduct of elections.
Heading a meeting of the supervisors, election staff, police officers and others, the deputy commissioner discussed all the nitty-gritty involved with the process of elections.
All the important aspects of the elections were discussed minutely in which top priority was given to the smooth movement of the voters, keeping a tight grip over the law and order situation and reaching out to any complaint within shortest span of time.
Issues like erecting the barricades, allowing mobile phone only to the Presiding Officer, deployment of Quick Response Team (QRT), providing official vehicles to the election staff, security of the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), keeping the outsiders away from Bhikhi on the day of election were discussed thoroughly during the meeting.
SSP Parambir Parmar said that the police force would take out a flag march on December-15 and December-16 in the town.
Mansa SDM Abhijit Kaplish said that he is personally keeping a close watch over all the activities involved in the polls. He said that 10 polling booths are formed for these polling and it is ensured that each polling station would have a tricycle for the physically handicapped and the elderly.
The SDM further stated that 46 candidates from different political parties were in the fray for these elections out of which three (in ward-4,5 and 6) are now elected unopposed and now 43 candidates are left behind. Out of these candidates, 21 are female who are contesting elections from different booths in 10 wards.