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Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar was in Telangana with his team of 17 members for the last 3 days. On Thursday he held a press conference in Hyderabad.
Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar said in Hyderabad on Thursday that the Election Commission is ready to conduct free, fair, transparent and inducement-free elections. Money power will remain on our radar in the coming assembly elections. For this, clear instructions have been given to the enforcement agencies. If they do not take action then we will make them take action against those who use election money power.
A 17-member team headed by the CEC is in the city to assess election preparedness in Telangana. During this, Rajiv Kumar held a meeting with political parties, state and central government officials and enforcement agencies regarding the assembly elections.
Online transactions will also be monitored
The Election Commissioner said that during the assembly elections of five states, 148 checkposts will be made in Telangana alone. These include 35 checkposts on the Tamil Nadu-Andhra Pradesh border, 26 checkposts on the Telangana-Karnataka border, 24 checkposts on the Telangana-Maharashtra border and 4 checkposts on the Telangana-Chhattisgarh border. During this period, all types of online transactions will also be monitored.
Not only this, MCMC will monitor violations of rules on paid news and social media. Violation of code of conduct can be reported on cVIGIL mobile app, which will be responded to within 100 minutes.
People above 80 years of age and disabled people will vote from home.
The total number of voters in Telangana in the assembly elections is 3.17 crore. There are equal numbers of men and women among them. For the first time in 5 states, people above 80 years of age will be able to vote from their homes if they wish. Similarly, disabled persons who are 40% or more disabled can also vote from home.
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