The Election Department has taken strong cognizance of the blunders being blown by political parties and candidates in the by-elections. The rules which have been made in terms of safety are not being followed anywhere. Complaints are constantly being received in this regard to the Election Department. Till now the election department has not taken action against anyone but now the department has become strict. Instructions have been issued to all the District Magistrates to strictly follow the rules of Kovid in the by-elections.
Candidates and political parties have been asked to take strict action regarding this. Everyone has been asked to issue orders in this regard to their respective political parties and candidates, on which the Deputy Commissioner of Mandi has sent letters to all the candidates. It has come to the notice of the Election Department that people are not following the rules of crowd in the rallies. The rallies are getting crowded and the leaders on the stage are busy campaigning without masks.
After such cases have come to the fore, now it has been instructed to be strict. If anyone will not follow this and the Kovid rules are not followed, then action will be taken against him under Disaster Management. The election campaign of the candidates can also be stopped for a few days.
There is a ban on gatherings of more than 1000 in rallies.
On the instructions of State Election Officer C. Palrasu, Additional Chief Electoral Officer Neelam Dulta has issued orders to all the Deputy Commissioners. It has been said that it is the responsibility of the politicians in this time not to allow the crowd to grow too much. The department has banned crowds of more than 1000 in election rallies. But this is not happening.
Therefore, it has been asked to curb it. In Mandi parliamentary constituency, because of overcrowding and violation of rules, the Deputy Commissioner, District Election Officer Arindam Chaudhary has written a letter to all the candidates. In this letters have been written to Brigadier Khushal Chand Thakur, Pratibha Singh, Ambika Shyam, Munshi Ram, Anil Kumar and Subhash Mohan Snehi.