Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat along with senior officials on Tuesday reviewed the poll preparedness in Telangana with regard to the law and order situation on the ground, for the elections which are scheduled to be held in the state on December 7.
The officials of the Election Commission held a meeting with the State Police, Nodal Officers and Electoral Officers and reviewed the election plans of each district with District Electoral Officers and Superintendents of Police. The CEC also met with the DIG and IG of Law and Order in the state.
Rawat also personally inspected and inaugurated a mobile van equipped with EVMs and VVPATs that will hit the streets and create awareness about voting. He also released the VAADA promise App besides distributing voter ID cards to people with physical disabilities.
‚ÄúThe Chief Election Commissioner said there was a need to be more sensitive towards persons with disabilities to ensure their holistic participation in the election process. C-Vigil app was also being provided by ECI to check electoral malpractices for the first time as pilot project,‚ÄĚ (sic) the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) said in a press release.
Hyderabad DEO and GHMC Commissioner Dana Kishore also briefed ECI officials about the SVEEP (Systematic Voters Education and Electoral Participation) programme and said that it would be intensified to create voter awareness among citizens.
‚ÄúThe DEO further stated that to create awareness about the working of EVMs and VVPATs so that voters will have a clear idea while casting their vote, without any inconvenience, three Modernized Mobile Vans have been deployed,‚ÄĚ the GHMC added.
The GHMC also said that a model polling station had been set up at the municipal body‚Äôs head office with all available machinery in Hyderabad. Demos were also being given at community halls, parks, and ward offices to create awareness for this purpose.
Caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao dissolved the Telangana Assembly on September 6, following which the EC said that the elections would be held on December 7 and results would be announced on December 11.