Early Times Report
SRINAGAR, Feb 11: As Assembly and Parliamentary elections are coming nearer, the clamor among the political parties for holding election rallies is on the rise but at the designated places. As elections are coming closer, the political parties are now seeking votes and holding rallies at the designated places.
Sources said the security agencies have asked contesting candidates to follow newly formulated security guidelines for the Parliamentary Assembly elections.
"The candidates have been advised to inform the local police before holding any election rally in their respective areas," a senior police official said.
He said the election rally will only be allowed at secured places. "We have to make adequate security arrangement before any election rally is held. The security forces are fully prepared to maintain law and order," he said.
Police sources said 50,000 personnel of central paramilitary will assist the J&K police in ensuing free and fair polling during the upcoming elections.
The political parties are holding election rallies to woo the voters in the upcoming polls. These parties left no stone unturned to woo the voters and promised development if come to power.
According to the details compiled by the state's Home Department, 1,591 rallies were held in 2010, 1646 and 1810 political rallies were recorded in 2011 and 2012 respectively. While as in the year 2013, sources said over 2,500 rallies were held across the state.
The MCC is expected to come into effect by first week of next month.
Sharing the progress on SSR-2019 for which the final publication date was Ist January 2019, he said that the exercise was launched on Ist of September, 2018.
During this period, as many as 307813 additions, 125834 deletions, 94565 corrections and 14989 transpositions were made. The process of addition of any left out eligible electors shall continue as part of continuous updation process till 31st January so that no eligible voter is left out.
An official said more than three lakh new voters have been added to the voters' list in Jammu and Kashmir. He said that many as 3,07,813 additions, 1,25,834 deletions, 94,565 corrections and 14,989 transpositions have been made in the latest voters' list.
J&K is under President's rule after six months of Governor's rule, which began after the BJP withdrew support from the PDP in June last year.