Election Commission to scan TV channels for prompt action

Kolkata, 23 April-2014(PTI): The Election Commission will monitor six TV news channels, besides reviewing complaints through e-mail to the CEO, to deal with incidents promptly in coordination with the district magistrates during the second phase poll in West Bengal tomorrow.

Election Commission to scan TV channels for prompt action

English: Hazarduari Murshidabad, West Bengal
Hazarduari Murshidabad, West Bengal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Stating this here today, the OSD in CEO’s office Amit Roy Chowdhury said if they identify any major incident telecast in any of these channels, immediately the Commission would inform it to the DM concerned for initiating action.

The DMs would also be asked to submit reports on each of these complaints to the poll panel, he said. A number of TV sets have been installed at the CEO’s office for the purpose.

For the second phase poll in six Lok Sabha seats of Raiganj, Balurghat, Malda North, Malda South, Jangipur and Murshidabad tomorrow, the EC has arranged for web-casting in 189 polling stations.

The EC has undertaken Live Monitoring of Sensitive Area (LMSA) from seven strategic locations tomorrow, he said.