For a fair and peaceful local elections district administration has started working Flying squads had been directed to take strict actions against any person indulge in possession of cash of 2 lakhs or more. Date of polls had been announced and the code of conduct is already placed.
“We want to ensure that no illegal activity takes place during the local body elections. We have constituted flying squads to ensure that peaceful and fair elections take place without the involvement of illegitimate money,” said BN Singh, district magistrate, Gautam Budh Nagar.
Recently, the district magistrate and officials of the state election commission did a meeting and insured the flying squads to check vehicles and suspicious elements to counter illegal activities during the elections. The flying squad will seize cash from anyone found carrying ₹2 lakh and above without valid documentation or reason, officials said. Officials have been told to strictly ensure transparency in their action. And also have to submit reports of every action taken by them to their senior officers.
The district administration has also said that no businessman or people with genuine reasons for carrying cash should be troubled. Officials said that people carrying cash for medical urgency will also be obligated
A total of 60 candidates will are contesting in elections for the post of chairman in six municipal bodies — Dadri, Jewar, Dankaur, Rabupura, Bilaspur and Jahangirpur blocks — of Gautam Budh Nagar in the upcoming civic body polls.A total of 334 candidates will be contesting for the post of members in the six municipal bodies.