Thane district gears up for Lok Sabha polls

  • | Sunday | 31st March, 2019

THANE: In separate drives carried out by the vigilance squads across various parts of Thane district ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, as much as 84,000 litres of illegal liquor and 25 kilos of contraband drugs have been seized.This was announced by district collector and election officer Rajesh Narvekar on Saturday while charting out the preparedness of his team for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections that have been scheduled in Thane on April 29.“The district administration, police and other agencies have already taken various preventive steps. They have seized illegal arms, liquor and drugs and have also taken strict action on those found violating the code of conduct by displaying illegal boards and banners across the district ahead of the polls,” said Narvekar.The process for filing nominations by aspiring candidates for the three Lok Sabha seat elections in Thane district will begin from April 2, he said. The nominations will be accepted till 3pm on April 9, after paying a deposit of Rs 25,000 for candidates from the general category The nominations will be accepted till 3pm on April 9, after paying a deposit of Rs 25,000 for candidates from the general category. Special arrangement for medical kits, creche facility for lactating women, along with adequate ramps for the disabled will be provided at the booths,” Narvekar said.The process for filing nominations by aspiring candidates for the three Lok Sabha seat elections in Thane district , that will be held in the fourth phase, will begin from April 2.

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