RO Jammu PC briefs contesting candidates on counting day protocols

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JAMMU: Returning Officer for 5-Jammu Parliamentary Constituency, Sachin Kumar Vaishya on Monday convened a crucial meeting with the candidates contesting Lok Sabha election and their agents to discuss preparedness and protocols for counting of votes.

SSP, Dr. Vinod Kumar was also present to elucidate security-related guidelines and protocols, ensuring candidates and their agents face no unexpected hassles on the counting day. The meeting was also attended by ADDC Sher Singh and Deputy District Election Officer Rameshwar Kumar.

The counting of votes will be held at Government Polytechnic College Bikram Chowk and MAM College Jammu on June 4. During the meeting, the RO gave a detailed presentation on the preparations and protocols for the counting process. Parking and security arrangements were explained thoroughly, including the areas where mobile phones would be prohibited. Other arrangements for the candidates were also explained to them.

The RO highlighted that Section 144 and the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) would remain in force on counting day, prohibiting any violations. Furthermore, no celebratory processions will be allowed without the permission by the DEO and the bursting of crackers will be strictly banned within Counting Centre premises.

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