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Mohali gets 1.35L new voters, 10,000 new voters

A total of 1.35 lakh new voters are registered in Mohali district. Of this total, more than 10,000 voters will vote for the first time in the Punjab Assembly elections on February 20. The district administration affirmed that they are ready with all the arrangements for the upcoming elections.

District Electoral Officer-Deputy Commissioner Isha Kalia said a total of 907 voting booths had been set up across the district’s three constituencies, including 96 voting booths (32 in each constituency), while three pink voting booths (one in each constituency election) where women will be delegated to the polling stations.

“Three disability stands will be set up in the district. New voters will be welcomed at polling stations,” DC Kalia added.

She said a total of 10,651 first-time voters were there in the district while a total of 1.35 voters from all age groups were registered in the district.

DC said district police recovered 10,547 liters of illicit alcohol seized in the district during the poll nakas, excluding 28 kg of poppy husk, 1.17 kg of opium, 2,407 g of heroin, 52,323 tablets prohibited. She added that 113 FIRs have been registered under the Excise Act since the imposition of the Model Code of Conduct, while 54 under the NDPS Act and 32 cases have been registered for violation of the Model Code. codoct (damage to property).

The DC said a total of Rs 1.35 crore in cash was recovered from the district apart from 3kg of silver and 216g of gold.

The deputy commissioner said a total of 7,94,983 voters would vote for their right to vote in the election.

On voter cards, the DC said that people whose votes were recorded until December 20, the photo cards were issued to them while voters whose votes were recorded after that, the cards will be delivered before February 16.

The DC said there will be dry days from 6 p.m. Feb. 18-20. She added that no hotel or restaurant will be allowed to serve alcohol. “Strict action will be taken in the event of a breach,” she said.