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Over 79,000 complaints of poll code violations received on C-Vigil app

The Election Commission said that over 79,000 complaints against violation of model code of conduct were received on C-Vigil app and over 99 per cent of complaints have been resolved.

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The Election Commisison said over 58,500 complaints, amounting to 73 per cent of the total complaints, were against illegal hoardings and banners. (File picture)

Aishwarya Paliwal

New Delhi,UPDATED: Mar 29, 2024 23:30 IST

The Election Commission said on Friday said that it has received over 79,000 complaints about violations of the Model Code of Conduct through the C-Vigil application, ever since the announcement of Lok Sabha election.

“Over 99 per cent of complaints have been resolved and close to 89 per cent of these complaints have been resolved within 100 minutes. Speed and transparency are the cornerstones of the C-Vigil app,” an official statement from the poll panel said.

The statement said that over 58,500 complaints, amounting to 73 per cent of the total complaints, were against illegal hoardings and banners. Similarly, over 1,400 complaints were regarding money, gifts and liquor distribution.

Over 2,400 complaints, which amount to around three per cent of the complaints, were regarding defacement of property, the Election Commission said. Similarly, 1,000 complaints were reported for campaigning beyond the permitted period, including using speakers beyond the permitted time.

“Out of the 535 complaints received about display of firearms and intimidation, 529 have already been resolved,” the poll panel said.

Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar had urged people to use the app to report violations in the model code of conduct and distribution of any kind of inducements to voters.

The Lok Sabha elections will be held in seven phases from April 19 to June 1 and the results will be declared on June 4.

Published By:

Ashutosh Acharya

Published On:

Mar 29, 2024

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