163 candidates filed nominations on the last day of filing nomination process for Lok Sabha General Elections 2019 from the 10 Lok Sabha constituencies of Haryana.

Chandigarh, April 23 – As many as 163 candidates filed nominations on the last day of filing nomination process for Lok Sabha General Elections 2019 from the 10 Lok Sabha constituencies of Haryana. After this, the number of candidates filing nominations has increased to 305 from all the Lok Sabha constituencies of the state.

While stating this here today, Joint Chief Electoral Officer, Haryana, Dr. Inder Jeet said that today 10 candidates have filed nomination from Ambala Lok Sabha constituency. Prithvi Raj from Aam Aadmi Party, Deepak from INLD, Puran Chand from the Rashtriya Lok Swaraj Party, Nalini Singh from Congress, Suraj Bhan from the Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party and Independent Candidates namely Vijendra, Jatinder Singh, Varun Kumar, Suraj Bhan and Ratan Lal filed nomination papers.

Today 13 candidates have filed nominations from Kurukshetra Lok Sabha constituency. Congress candidate Nirmal Singh, INLD candidate Arjun Chautala, JJP candidate Jai Bhagwan Sharma, Akhil Rashtrawadi Party candidate Satish Tyagi, Independent candidates namely Rameshwar Das and Roshan Lal, INLD candidate Himanshu Arora, Rashtriya Lok Swaraj Party (RLP) candidate Sandeep Kumar Kaushik, Indian National Congress candidate Chitra, Independent candidate Anil Kumar, Aapki Apni Party (People's) candidate Nitin, Independent candidate Pradeep Kumar and Ashish Ranga have filed their nomination papers.

He said that today, 21 candidates have filed nominations from Karnal Lok Sabha constituency. Kuldeep Sharma and Chanakya Sharma from Congress, Dharambir Singh from INLD and his covering candidate Varun Singh, Krishan Agarwal and Sarika Agarwal from Aam Aadmi Party, Vicky Chanalia from Samajik Nyay Party, Kuldeep from Rashtriya Majdoor Vikas Party, Tilak Raj from Rashtriya Gareeb Dal, Rajesh Kumar from Bharat Prabhat Party and Om Prakash from the Bharatiya Communist Party, Anil Kumar from Jai Jawan Jai Kisan Party, Reena from Prabuddha Republication Party, Ankur from Aapki Apni Party (Peoples) and Independent candidates namely Ramji, Bishan Singh, Dinesh Sharma, Anuradha, Kamlesh, Sandeep Rathi and Jagdish nomination have filed nominations.

He said that 13 candidates have filed nominations today from Rohtak Lok Sabha constituency. Imran from Bharat Prabhat Party, Pradeep Kumar from Jananayak Janata Party and covering candidate Anil, Manju Devi from Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party Lohia, Rajbir from Aapki Apni Party, Sukhbir from Dalit Shoshit Pichda Warg Adhikar Dal, Independent candidates namely Inderjeet, Krishna, Praveen Kumar, Ram Kishan Sain, Rambir, Vinay and Satyavir Singh.

Today 18 candidates have filed nominations from Bhiwani-Mahendragarh Lok Sabha constituency. These included Satyavir Yadav from Jananayak Janata Party, Shailesh Kumar from Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia), Satyapal from Loktantra Suraksha Party, Shruti Choudhary and Kiran Choudhary from Congress Party, Baldesh Devi Tanwar from Shiv Sena, Rakesh Kumar from People Party of India, Virendra Singh from the Rashtriya Lok Swaraj Party, Surender from Bharatiya Janaraj Party, Dharmendra from Bharatiya Kisan Party, Balwan Singh from INLD and independent candidates namely Rajneesh, Happy Singh, Pyare Lal, Lalit, Ram Kishan, Sudhir Kumar and Vinod Kumar.

As many as 21 candidates have filed nominations from Sonepat Lok Sabha constituency. Bhupendra Singh and his wife Asha, as a covering candidate, filed nomination from the Indian National Congress. Digvijay Singh Chautala filed nomination from Jananayak Janata Party and Raj Singh Dahiya filed nomination as his covering candidate. Loktantra Suraksha Party candidate Shreepal Saini, Independent candidate Shiyanand, Kusum from Mahila Yuva Shakti Party, Independent candidates namely Dharmaveer, Pradeep Chahal, Bijendra, Anil Kumar, Karan Singh, Sitendra Rathi, Manish, Ramdiya and Sandeep Kumar, Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia) candidate Rajesh Sharma, Independent candidates namely Jaiprakash and Ravindra Kumar, Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Party candidate Satyawan and Mohan from All India Faward Block filed their nominations.

Today, 27 candidates have filed nominations from Hisar Lok Sabha constituency. Baaru from Akhil Bharatiya Apna Dal, Harendra Singh from Bharatiya Janata Party, Vikas Kumar from National Lok Swaraj Party, Mahendra from Bharatiya Kisan Party, Manish Kumar from Aapki Apni Party (People's) and Independent candidates namely Jagdish Chand, Sumit Kumar, Vijendra Singh, Bhup Singh, Pavitra, Deepak, Ramphal, Rajendra, Sudhir Godara, Shamsher Singh, Aman, Pradeep Kumar, Balbir Singh, Kuldeep, Aavesh Mudgil and Kuldeep filed nominations.

Similarly, 10 candidates have filed nominations from Sirsa Lok Sabha constituency. Brijpal from Bahujan Mukti Party, Ankur from Shiv Sena Party, Virendra Singh from Jananayak Janata Party, Khushi Ram from Bharatiya Manavadhikar Federal Party, Angrej Singh from Rashtriya Lok Swaraj Party, Independent candidates namely Kashmir Chand Odh, Vinod Kumar, Surjmal Athawal, Duleep Luna and Deepak have filed nominations.

He said that 16 candidates have filed nomination from Gurugram Lok Sabha constituency today. As many as eight Independent candidates filed their nomination papers including Abdul Latif, Azad Singh, Sukhwinder, Inderjit, Virendra, Pawan Kumar, Ishan Singh and Naseer Khan. Virendra Rana and Ramesh Chandra from Indian National Lok Dal, Mahmood Khan and Satbir Singh from Jananayak Janata Party, Ramesh Chand and Rachna from Bahujan Mukti Party, Syed Azad Hasnain Zaidi from RL Party and Pawan Kumar from Shiv Sena Party filed their nomination. Apart from this, Manita Singh wife Inderjit Singh filed two nomination papers today.

Today 14 candidates have filed nominations from Faridabad Lok Sabha constituencies. Naveen from Aam Aadmi Party, Yogesh Chauhan (covering from Indian National Lok Dal Party), Harichand from People's Party of India (Democratic), Independent candidate Tika Ram, Shyambir Singh from Rashtriya Lok Swaraj Party, Independent candidate K.P. Singh, Lekh Ram from Bahujan Mukti Party, Pradeep Kumar from Rashtriya Sanyojak Tola Party, Giriraj (Covering) from Aam Aadmi Party, Independent candidates namely Sahi Ram Rawat, Balvant Kataria Amit Singh Patel and Sushila, and Ruby from Hind Congress Party have filed nomination papers.

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Chief Electoral Officer, Haryana Mr Rajeev Ranjan said that as per the instructions of Election Commission of India, all necessary arrangements are being made besides taking preventive steps for the smooth conduct of General Election to Lok Sabha - 2019

Chandigarh April 23: Chief Electoral Officer, Haryana Mr Rajeev Ranjan said that as per the instructions of Election Commission of India, all necessary arrangements are being made besides taking preventive steps for the smooth conduct of General Election to Lok Sabha - 2019 scheduled to be held in the State on May 12, 2019. In the same series, cash worth crores of rupees and liquor has been seized.

While informing this here today, the Chief Electoral Officer, Mr Rajeev Ranjan said that liquor and cash worth of Rs 13, 62,43,987 has so far been seized by Haryana Police, Excise and Income Tax Departments. He said that the Police has so far seized cash worth of Rs 2,28,55,275 whereas, the Income Tax Department has seized cash amounting to Rs 44,05,600. Similarly, Police and Income Tax Department has seized cash amounting to Rs 2, 72, 60,875.

He said that so far the Haryana Police has seized 2,64,882 liters of liquor costing Rs 4,43,98,593 whereas, 16,649 liters of liquor has been seized by Excise Department which costs Rs 28,20,990. Similarly, Excise Department and Haryana Police has confiscated total 2, 81,532 liters of liquor costing Rs 4,72,19,583. Apart from this, police has seized intoxicants costing Rs 5,04,70,489 and gold ornaments and other valuable items of Rs 1,12,93,040. He said that those whose cash or other valuable items are recovered could appeal before the Chief Executive Officer of Zila Parishad with valid documents. Decision on the appeal would be taken within a period of 24 hours, he added.

The Chief Electoral Officer said that with a view to maintain law and order situation in the State, as many as 99,123 licensed arms have been deposited by the arms holders in the police stations of the State. Apart from this, 1,373 criminal cases have been registered and non-bailable warrants have been issued against 10,736 people. Besides, 2,48,627 bottles of country made liquor, 79,927 bottles of English wine, 22,853 bottles of bear, 11,966 bottles of illegal liquor, 1016 kilo ganja and other intoxicants have been seized. He said that the police has also seized ganja, poppy husk, heroin, opium, smack, charas, sulfa, Lahan, cocaine etc.

Mr Ranjan said that 1,954 complaints have so far been received on cVIGIL app from throughout the State regarding violation of Model Code of Conduct out of which 1,492 complaints were found to be true and 451 false. He said that only 12 complaints are pending on which action is being taken.

In reply to a question, he said that 65 companies of central paramilitary forces have been sought from the centre for security arrangements in view of General Election to Lok Sabha 2019 in the State. He said that three companies have so far reached at different places in the State. The companies of central forces would be deputed by the district administration six days before the date of election. Permission has been sought from the Election Commission for deputing SPOs of Haryana Police in election duty, he added.

In reply to another question, he said that 10 General Observers, 13 Expenditure Observers and six police observers would remain deputed in Haryana during election process.

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Chief Electoral Officer, Mr Rajeev Ranjan has urged the people to freely use their franchise in the elections for strengthening democracy. If they have any complaint related to the election, they could directly send it to Commission through five mediums.

Chandigarh April 23- In view of General Elections to Lok Sabha to be held on May 12, 2019 in Haryana, Chief Electoral Officer, Mr Rajeev Ranjan has urged the people to freely use their franchise in the elections for strengthening democracy. If they have any complaint related to the election, they could directly send it to Commission through five mediums.

Giving this information today, Mr Ranjan said that the complaints could be sent on toll free number 1950, Voter Helpline mobile app, on cVIGIL, on Commissions’ website www.secharyana.gov.in and on the mobile numbers of General Observers sent on election duty by the Election Commission of India. He said that cVIGIL is the most popular medium. On which, within 20 minutes after registering the complaint, the concerned team would reach the location and make efforts to resolve the complaint within 100 minutes.

He said that for the first time young voters are being encouraged to exercise their franchise. Besides this, those voters whose birthday is also falling on the day of poll, that is May 12, they would be made Broad Ambassadors and appealed has been made to them to celebrate their birthday in a different way by first casting their vote. Such voters must encourage the people living in their neighbourhood to cast vote. He said that some of such voters would also expect some surprise.

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Haryana Government has notified May 12, 2019 (Sunday), the day of poll for general election to Lok Sabha of Haryana, as paid holiday for its employees who are enrolled as voters in the state, to enable them exercise their franchise. Such employees can avail special casual leave, paid, on that day.

Chandigarh, April 23: Haryana Government has notified May 12, 2019 (Sunday), the day of poll for general election to Lok Sabha of Haryana, as paid holiday for its employees who are enrolled as voters in the state, to enable them exercise their franchise. Such employees can avail special casual leave, paid, on that day.

While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that the holiday would be observed under section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act 1881 and section 135-B of Representation of the People Act in all Haryana government offices, boards and corporations and educational institutes in respect of those staff of the state government who are registered voters in Haryana.

He said that it was also notified that employees of various factories, shops and private establishments located in Haryana, who are registered voters of State, can take paid leave under Section 135-B of the Representation of the People Act for the similar purpose.

As well as, May 12, 2019 (Sunday), would be considered as Close Day (Holiday) for all shops and commercial establishments falling in the state under the second provision of sub section (1) of section 10 of the Punjab Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1958 (Punjab Act 15 of 1958), he added.