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Observers will face action for laxity in duty : CEC

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New Delhi, March 3 : Ahead of Assembly elections in four states and a Union Territory in March-April, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora on Wednesday warned of strict action against the observers in case of “lax in performing duties”.
The Commissioner said that the Election Commission will take swift action against such election observers, giving them instruction that “willful lapses will not be tolerated”.
“EC (Election Commission of India) will act swiftly and ruthlessly in case anyone is found to be lax in performing their duties. The Commission shall not tolerate any willful lapses,” Arora said while briefing a meeting organised for observers.
These observers to be deployed for the forthcoming general election to the legislative Assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal for which schedule was announced on February 26.
More than 18 crore voters would be exercising their right of franchise in these elections in which more than 80,000 polling stations have been added.
The CEC further asked the observers to visit the polling booths to check due facilitation to senior citizens, persons with disabilities and women voters to ensure Commission’s commitment to principle of inclusive elections.


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