Manipur 2022 elections: BJP office
State BJP head office at Nityaipat Chuthek in Imphal West on Wednesday wears a deserted look due to total shutdown call by various armed groups in Manipur against Republic Day celebrations.

Imphal: A total of 1,765 wall writings, 16,085 posters, and 3,215 banners have been removed for violation of Model Code of Conduct, said Nodal Officer, MCC Imphal West Pangambam Shantikumar, on Monday.

The Nodal officer said till date a total of 31,015 cases have been recorded for defacement at public property, including 1,740 wall writing, 15,045 posters, 3,130 banners, and 11,100 others which have all been removed.

Another 2,012 cases have been recorded for defacement on private property, including 25 wall writings, 1,040 posters, 85 banners and 862 others, and all of these have also been removed, he added.

Appealing to all candidates, their agents, party workers and the general public to abide by the set guideline of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC), the Nodal officer said citizens can play a responsible role in the conduct of free and fair elections.

The MCC team is also responsible to receive complaints through the cVIGIL app, introduced by the ECI to ease monitoring of any MCC violations, he continued. The cVIGIL app eases lodging of complaints regarding any MCC/expenditure violations.

Citizens can submit photos, videos of any MCC violation along with their location immediately on witnessing the violation through this app, he said.

The cVIGIL was activated in the district since the day election was notified for the state on January 8, 2022. Altogether, 138 cases have been received as of February 20 by the MCC Cell Imphal West, he said.

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