Go for voting without fear, no problem of security: CEC Yadav
Nov 24, 2017-Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has appealed to the people to cast their votes without any fear in the first phase of federal parliamentary and provincial assembly elections slated for November 26 as the government has made foolproof security arrangement to that end.
Speaking in a programme in Capital on Friday, CEC Yadav said: "Some are inclined at spreading false rumour about security provisions by taking examples of few violent incidents. But the election security is already in place and Election Commission urges everyone to cast their votes in a free and fair manner."
He said that EC has been regularly holding discussions with chiefs of security agencies regarding election security.
CEC Yadav said special security measures have been adopted as the silence period has already begun. "Now there is no need to fear and panic," said Yadav.
He made it clear that government has fully followed the election code of conduct. "There is no doubt on government's compliance with regard to election code of conduct. Ministers and prime minister have abided by the code," said Yadav, clarifying that the recent transfers of some civil employees were done after consulting the EC.
"We will invalidate actions done without EC permission. We will take necessary action," said Yadav.
CEC Yadav also took the opportunity to urge all the candidates, parties, leaders and cadres to strictly adhere to the election code of conduct during silence period.
Published: 24-11-2017 14:36