LokSabha 2019: 358 poll-related complaints filed through cVigil

ST CORRESPONDENT
Tuesday, 26 March 2019

The Android-based mobile application designed by the Election Commission of India helps voters register complaints related to the Model Code of Conduct for the Lok Sabha polls.

PUNE: In just eight days, officials have received over 358 complaints through the vigilant citizen (cVigil) application.

The Android-based mobile application designed by the Election Commission of India helps voters register complaints related to the Model Code of Conduct for the Lok Sabha polls. Citizens can lodge their complaints related to threatening of voters, causing enmity between voters on caste and religious lines, character assassination of candidates, exhibition of banners, flags and boards on the premises of private persons, obstructing public meetings of candidates, use of weapons to threaten voters, liquor or cash distribution to voters and other such complaints about violation of Model Code of Conduct.

Speaking about the number of cases filed, an official from the District Administration Department said around 358 complaints were received on the application, of which 73 had to be dropped due to various reasons and 283 complaints were redressed within the prescribed time.

The District Administration Department has deployed flying squads to take action on complaints lodged on cVigil. Officials of the District Administration Department said most of the complaints were about exhibition of names of candidates and political parties.

The application works on geo-tagging and the complaints are supposed to be tackled in 100 minutes. The maximum number of complaints were lodged from Pimpri (54) followed by Kasba (34), Chinchwad (29) and least was from Shirur (1).

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