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Concerted efforts are required to drive away the agrarian distress; Infrastructure development is one of the key factors to improve the agriculture sector: Vice President @MVenkaiahNaidu

Concerted efforts are required to drive away the agrarian distress; Infrastructure development is one of the key factors to improve the agriculture sector: Vice President

Bhim Army’s C. Azad:Vote dene se pehle Rohith ki shahadat yaad rakhna,Atyachari,atyachari hota hai

Bhim Army’s C. Azad:Vote dene se pehle Rohith ki shahadat yaad rakhna,Atyachari,atyachari hota hai,vo kabhi tumhara hiteshi nahi ho sakta…Isliye maine kaha Bhima-Koregaon dohra denge,abhi uski zarurat nahi ai hai,jis din desh ke samvidhan pe aanch ai,Bhima-Koregaon dohra denge

Schedule for bye-election to fill casual vacancy in the State Legislative Assembly of Gujarat

Schedule for bye-election to fill casual vacancy in the State Legislative Assembly of Gujarat

The Election Commission of India has decided to hold bye-election to fill one  casual vacancy in the State Legislative Assembly of Gujarat.

Sl. No. State Number & Name of Assembly Constituency
1 Gujarat 77 –  Jamnagar Rural Assembly Constituency

 

After taking into consideration various factors like local festivals, electoral rolls, weather conditions etc., the Commission has decided to hold bye-election to fill this vacancy  as per the programme mentioned as under: –

Poll Events

Schedule

Date of Issue of Gazette Notification

28.03.2019 (THU)

Last Date of Nominations

04.04.2019 (THU)

Date for Scrutiny of Nominations

05.04.2019 (FRI)

Last Date for Withdrawal of candidatures

08.04.2019 (MON)

Date of Poll

23.04.2019 (TUE)

Date of Counting

23.05.2019 (THU)

Date before which election shall be completed

27.05.2019 (MON)

 

ELECTORAL ROLL

The Electoral Rolls for the aforesaid Assembly Constituencies w.r.t 01.01.2019 as the qualifying date has been finally published.

 

ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES (EVMs) and VVPATs

The Commission has decided to use EVMs and VVPATs in the bye-election in all the polling stations. Adequate numbers of EVMs and VVPATs have been made available and all steps have been taken to ensure that the polls are conducted smoothly with the help of these machines.

 

IDENTIFICATION OF VOTERS

In consonance with the past practice, the Commission has decided that the voter’s identification shall be mandatory in the aforementioned bye- election at the time of poll.  Electoral Photo Identity Cards (EPIC) shall be the main document of identification of a voter. However, in order to ensure that no voter is deprived of his/her franchise, if his/her name figures in the Electoral Rolls, separate instructions will be issued to allow additional documents for identification of voters at the time of poll in the said bye-elections.

 

MODEL CODE OF CONDUCT

The Model Code of Conduct shall come into force with immediate effect in the district(s) in which the whole or any part of the Assembly Constituency going for bye-election is included, subject to partial modification as issued vide Commission’s instruction No. 437/6/INST2016-CCS, dated 29th June, 2017 (available on the Commission’s website).  The Model Code of Conduct shall be applicable to all candidates, political parties and the State Government concerned. The Model Code of Conduct shall also be applicable to the Union Government for the district of the State concerned.

Vice President to take up Nationwide Campaign on Promoting Peace and Sustainable Development

Vice President to take up Nationwide Campaign on Promoting Peace and Sustainable Development

Terrorism posing major threat to World Peace: Vice President

UN must soon conclude talks on Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism

The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has announced that he would undertake a nationwide campaign on promoting the rule of law, democracy, sustainable development and peace.

Speaking at a felicitation function organized at Swarna Bharat Trust, Vijayawada today, following the conferment of Doctor Honoris Causa upon him by the University for Peace of Costa Rica, the Vice President said that he felt doubly honored to receive the honorary doctorate as the world was commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of Gandhiji, who had demonstrated to the world the power of non-violence.

Emphasizing the need for creating greater awareness among the people on the importance of strengthening the rule of law, eliminating corruption, promoting peace and sustainable development and ending regional and social disparities, Shri Naidu declared that he would take up all these issues as also the need for a united action to stamp out terrorism during his visits to other countries.

Expressing his disappointment over the recent decision of China to block the proposal of the United Nations Security Council to declare Jaish-e-Mohammed Chief, Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, Shri Naidu said it underlined the need for expansion of UN Security Council.

The Vice President said that it should be remembered that peace and development are inextricably linked. Peace was the foremost prerequisite for the progress of a nation and the world at large.

Describing the honour conferred upon him by the University for Peace as a global acknowledgement and recognition of the age-old Indian values of peace and harmony embedded in our philosophy of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, the Vice President said India always believed in peaceful co-existence with all the countries in its neighbourhood.

Observing that terrorism was the enemy of humanity and posing a major threat to world peace and development, he pointed out that India had been its victim for many years and called upon all the countries in the world to come together to stamp out the menace of terrorism. The Vice President also urged the United Nations to conclude at the earliest the deliberations on the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism.

 

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