Political parties agree to abide by restriction on counting day

Shillong, May 23:The political parties have assured the returning officer for Shillong seat to abide by the restriction on counting day on June 4.

The returning officer SC Sadhu held a meeting with all the political parties on Thursday to inform about the section 144 CrPC imposing restriction on the counting day to ensure law and order.


Sadhu said the political parties assured to abide by the restrictions.

The order below 

“Whereas, the counting of votes for the General Elections to the Lok Sabha 2024 is fixed on the 4th June 2024. And whereas; in order to maintain public peace, order and tranquility on the day of counting: I, Shri. S.C. Sadhu, IAS, District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills District, Shillong in exercise of the powers conferred upon me under section 144 Cr.P.C. do hereby prohibit as under:- (1) Procession and Sloganeering of any kind shall not be allowed within the premises of the counting centre till completion of counting of votes and declaration of results. Use of P.A. System/loudspeakers and celebration by any political party or candidates shall not be allowed within the premises of the counting venue. (if) (iii) Carrying of sticks either with or without flags, lathis, firearms, processions or big gatherings within a radius of one kilometre from the counting centre is also prohibited(iv) Bursting and throwing crackers on the roads and at public places is strictly prohibited on the day of counting. (v) No victory procession/rallies by any candidate/political parties after the declaration of result shall be permissible within East Khasi Hills District.(vi) Not more than two persons shall be allowed to accompany the winning candidate or his/her authorized representative to receive the certificate of election from the Returning Officer concerned. (vii) In the premises of the Counting Hall, the following will apply: (a) Only persons with valid ID cards/Car Pass issued by the District Election Officer,East Khasi Hills District, shall be allowed to enter the premises. (b) Mobile Phone and Cameras shall not be allowed to carry inside the counting hall. This order shall come into force with immediate effect and remain in force till 4.00 P.M of 6th June 2024.

Given under my hand and seal this day the 23rd May 2024.Sd/- (Shri. S.C. Sadhu, IAS) District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills District, Shillong, Dated Shillong, the 23rd May 2024.

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