Nitin K. Patel and Man Singh, appointed by the Election Commission of India (ECI) as general election observer and police observer for the Kottayam Lok Sabha constituency, took charge on Thursday.
During a review meeting here, Mr. Patel directed the officers concerned to initiate stringent action against putting up election campaign materials, including banners, hoardings, and flex boards, in private properties without the consent of the owners.
Man Singh, police observer, Hari Sankar, District Police Chief, and M.V. Suresh Kumar, Deputy Collector (election), were present at the meeting.
He visited the Media Certification and Monitoring Cell (MCMC), election call centre, cVigil control desks, office of the expenditure monitoring nodal officer, and video viewing centre.
Mr. Patel will review the preparations in the constituency and ensure strict implementation of the guidelines set by the Election Commission.
The public can submit complaints regarding the general elections and the code of conduct to Mr. Patel at the Nattakom government guest house from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. every day. He can be contacted on his number 91886 19580. Mr. Singh, an Additional Director General of Police-ranked officer from West Bengal, can be contacted on 80780 14664.