Deputy Commissioner of Kathua district Rohit Khajuria Monday urged representatives of political parties to adhere to the model code of conduct (MCC) guidelines while listening to their concerns related to the upcoming urban local body polls here.
During a meeting with the party representatives, the DC announced that the Model Code of Conduct was in force, and asked the candidates and political parties to follow its guidelines, an official spokesman said.
"No violation of MCC will be allowed at any stage of the election process," he affirmed and further stated that no party or candidate should indulge in any activity in violation of the model code of conduct.
He said awareness was a must for mobilizing people in huge numbers to cast votes. He also stressed on managing the expenditure within the prescribed limits during the election campaign and following the guidelines of the Election Commission.
The DC assured them that foolproof security arrangements for the candidates and voters will be put in place to ensure smooth elections while exercise is on to identify sensitive and hypersensitive polling stations.