Covid-19 vaccine promise for poll-bound Bihar not a violation of poll code: EC in response to RTI
Saturday, 31 October 2020 The Election Commission cited certain guidelines for election manifestos contained in Part VIII of the Model Code of Conduct to conclude that the free vaccine promise was not violative of it.
Three days after Rupesh Kumar Singh, a manager with IndiGo airlines, was shot dead by unidentified bike-borne men in the Punaichak area of Patna, his family said the probe should be transferred from Bihar police to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Nandeshwar Singh, brother of the deceased said that despite Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's assurance of arresting the culprits within 48 hours, there have been no arrests.
On murder of an IndiGo manager in Patna and crime in the state, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said, "I spoke with DGP, a special team has been formed. Don't demoralise police, if someone doesn't carry out their duty, action is taken. What used to happen before 2005? There was a lot of crime. Is it the same today?" He further said, "Bihar ranks at 23 in the country as far as incidents of crime are concerned. Law is in place. Police are finding out more information. A speedy trial will be done, so that stringent action is taken against the culprit on time. I have been assured by the DGP." On evening of Jan 12, IndiGo manager Rupesh Kumar Singh was murdered in Patna. The incident brought the law and order situation of Bihar in question once again.
The District Administration of Pulwama conducted a special training programme for the polling staff for the upcoming District Development Council (DDC) elections and Panchayat by-polls. The District Level Master Trainers imparted training to the polling staff about Ballot Boxes. The trainee staff included Presiding Officers, P1, P2 and P3 in two sessions under the overall supervision of Nodal Officer Trainings. During the training, the master trainers acquainted the polling staff with the rules and regulations of the election process and implementation of Model Code of Conduct (MCC). The Polling Officers were briefed about their duties and functions especially to ensure free, fair and smooth conduct of by-election in the district. The training session was attended by Polling Officers, other polling staff besides concerned officers and officials of the district. The training was imparted to the concerned polling staff at DC office Pulwama. The DDC elections across JK UT will begin from November 28 in eight phases. Panchayat by-polls will also take place during the time. Polls will end on December 19 with counting taking place on December 22.
In an attempt to douse the fire ignited over the promise of free vaccine in its manifesto in the poll bound Bihar, Now Union Minister
Pratap Sarangi on Sunday said that all people of the country will..