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80 companies of troops for bypolls

Wed 23rd Jun 2010 06:49 AM
80 companies of troops for bypolls
80 companies of troops for bypolls

Chief Electoral officer I V Subbarao on Wednesday indicated that the Government is keen on holding the byelections to the 10 Assembly seats in the Telangana districts in a most peaceful atmosphere.

Rao told media persons that the State Election Commission has sought 80 companies of Central paramilitary forces for the smooth conduct of the July 27 elections. He asserted that those found flouting the model code of conduct in the 10 constituencies would be dealt with firmly.

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The Election Commission would specially focus on those who attempt to provoke or fan communal passions through fiery speeches or use printed material such as posters which may incite regional sentiments.

The model code of conduct came into effect on June 21 immediately after the notification. Every effort will be made for the smooth conduct of the polls. In case of necessity additional forces may be ordered, Rao told reporters here.

However, the Election Commission has decided not to hold bypoll in Vemulawada and Sircilla where court petitions are pending in the matter.