ECI relaxes MCC in 4 districts in AP due to Fani
After crossing the cyclone Fani from Andhra Pradesh, the Election Commission of India has relaxed the Model Code of Conduct for four districts including East Godavari, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam on Friday.
Amaravati: After crossing the cyclone Fani from Andhra Pradesh, the Election Commission of India has relaxed the Model Code of Conduct for four districts including East Godavari, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam on Friday.
The Chief Electoral Officer Gopal Krishna Dwivedi released the relaxation orders to media here in Secretariat. The Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has wrote a letter to the ECI requesting to relax the MCC in the four districts to initiate preventive, rescue and restoration activities to successfully face the cyclone Fani. He wrote the letter on Thursday and the ECI relaxed the MCC on Friday.
Addressing a press conference at Undavalli in Guntur, Naidu said that the ECI has been showing discrimination on AP, despite of knowing the problems emerging due to the Fani.
On the other hand, Dwivedi held a review meeting with Guntur, Prakasam and Nellore districts collectors on the repolling for five polling booths to be conducted on May 6. Repolling will be conducted at booth number 94 at Narasaraopet Assembly and Lok Sabha constituencies, booth number 244 at Guntur West Assembly and Guntur Lok Sabha constituencies, 247 at Erragonda Assembly and Ongole Lok Sabha constituencies, 41 booth at Kovvur Assembly and Nellore Lok Sabha constituencies, 197 polling booth at Tirupati Lok Sabha and Sullurpet Assembly segments. He said that all these polling booths are sensitive and election authorities must ensure free and fair polling.
Meanwhile, the Election Commission of India conducted a video conference on the service voters. There are around 60,250 service voters in the state and majority of them casted.