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39 FIRs & DD entries so far against parties

39 FIRs & DD entries   so far against parties
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NEW DELHI: Delhi's chief electoral officer(CEO) Ranbir Singh said on Friday that 39 FIRs and daily dairy (DD) entries have been registered against various political parties since March 10 for violating the model code of conduct.

Four FIRs have been registered against the Aam Aadmi Party, while three have been filed against the BJP. Most of the FIRs are related to defacement of property.

The office of Delhi CEO said more than 1.94 lakh posters, banners and hoardings have been removed since the mode code of conduct came into force.

Police have registered 106 FIRs and arrested 133 people under the Arms Act, while 384 people have been arrested under the Excise Act, it said.

Police have also "seized 136 unlicensed weapons and 2,146 cartridges and explosives", the office of Delhi CEO said.

Around two lakh people have been added to the electoral roll in Delhi in the last two months, taking the total number of eligible voters to 1.39 crore at present which includes 77,05537 men, 62,82366 women and 665 third gender voters, he added.

It also includes 1,81,756 voters between the age-group of 18-19, he said.

Singh pointed out that there has been an increase of 90,000 to one lakh voters after model code of conduct came into force.

The general elections will begin on April 11 and will be held over seven phases, followed by counting of votes on May 23. The elections in Delhi are due on May 12.

Polling stations will be established at 2,696 locations, he said, adding 13,816 polling stations would be set up, with a model polling station in each Assembly constituency.

There would 425 critical polling stations, as per current assessment, officials said. Delhi has seven Lok Sabha seats and 70 Assembly constituencies.

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