Delhi government official suspended for model code violation

May 6th, 2009 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) A day before the capital goes to polls, a Delhi government official on election duty was suspended for violating the model code of conduct set by the Election Commission Wednesday.
Bhupesh Chaudhary, a lower division clerk posted in the Sadar Bazar area, was suspended for supporting a political party while on poll duty, said a statement issued by the Election Commission.

“All officers involved in the election have to abide by the model code of conduct - that includes remaining neutral during the election process,” said a poll official.

With an 11.09 million strong electorate, Thursday’s polling process in Delhi will decide the fate of 160 candidates and will take place in 11,348 polling booths across the seven constituencies.

Keeping the heat in mind, the Election Commission has asked for potable water and oral rehydration solution (ORS) packets to be made available in all booths as well as tents to be set up in those booths where there is no balcony for people to wait.

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