Polling Hours Extended By 1 Hour Ahead Of Lok Sabha Elections; CEO Vikas Raj Directs Senior Officials To Curb Voter Inducements

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In Telangana, as the deadline of campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections is coming to a close by this evening, the State election officials have intensified their efforts to put in place all arrangements for ensuring smooth and peaceful election. Following the request from the political parties, the Election Commission has extended polling time by one hour in most of the 119 Assembly segments falling under the 17 Lok Sabha seats. Chief Electoral Officer Vikas Raj who reviewed the arrangements with senior officials directed them to maintain close tracking of all forms of inducements to voters during the last 72 hours left for polling. Observers accompanied by officials concerned should conduct surprise night vigil and inspections in vulnerable areas in the expenditure-sensitive areas where there was scope for distribution of freebies like liquor.

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