By TC News Desk
Agartala: Feb 19. Chief Electoral Officer Kiran Gitte on Sunday chaired an all-party meeting requesting them to appeal their supporters for peace throughout the state.
Gitte has convened a meeting with all the political parties’ representatives in the Conference Hall of the DM & Collector, West Tripura district on Sunday.
The Chief Electoral Officer mentioned that the Election Commission of India has delivered free, fair, transparent and peaceful assembly election in the state as promised. He has also extended gratitude to all the political parties for their co-operation in making this Assembly Election a free, fair and transparent.
The source also said that Election Commission of India is monitoring the law and order in the state on daily basis.
“No post poll violence of any kind shall be tolerated. Adequate CAPF is available to ensure peace and tranquility. Police authorities and CAPF shall take strict action against those involved in disturbing the law and order in the state. The candidates may engage their agent / representative, if not engaged earlier for guarding the strong rooms where the polled EVMs are stored”, a source from CEO office said.
“The CEO has requested all the political parties to appeal their supporters to be tolerant and to show patience and not to take law in their hands. If any violent incident happens, then they should approach the Sub-Divisional Magistrates and the concerned Police authority. Personal animosity and family feud shall not be projected as a political incidence as it will give a wrong message to the society and it may deteriorate law and order situation”, the source said.
“Any untoward incidence like political violence, if happens, shall be dealt with firmly”, said the source.