The Chief Election  Office, Delhi received over 720 complains from citizens on election code violation on the citizen vigil App cVIGIL launched by Election Commission of India allowing citizens to report any violation of model code of conduct during the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.

“The Election Commission had launched the cVigil application last month to facilitate a person send to the poll panel geo-tagged videos and photos of various electoral malpractice. Of the total complaints, 72 per cent of the complaints have been found to be correct and   have been disposed of while the rest  are being looked into,” said Dr Ranbir Singh, Chief Election Officer, Delhi while speaking at an interactive session ‘Exercising Your Electoral Rights’ organized by FICCI ladies Organization (FLO) ,the women business wing of FICCI here today.

‘ Till date Delhi has  1.41 crore registered voters which include 77.5 lakh male voters and 63.5 lakh female voters. The gender ratio of electors registered is about 812 women voters per 1000 of male voters. The last date for getting registered as voter in Delhi is April 13, 2019 we expect more women voter to register in the national capital. The new voters can register online as well as offline” said Dr Singh.

“The Delhi election office is also concerned about low voter turnout on election day especially in the urban areas due to urban apathy. Same is the case with new registered young voters in the age group of 18-21 years . We are running a campaign as well as appealing to Delhiites to avoid going on vocation on the election day May 12 , 2019 “ he said.

“The objective of the session with Delhi chief Election officer is  to educate and empower women with the right knowledge about their democratic rights and responsibilities and encourage the participation rates of women in electoral democracy.” Said Ms Pinky Reddy, President, FICCI ladies Organization (FLO) speaking on the occasion.

 “FLO understands the importance of the participation of women and their engagement in electoral process is an important marker of the maturity and efficacy of democracy in any country. With the ensuing elections, it is very apt that we have this session for our women  members. “ said Ms Pinky Reddy , President, FICCI ladies Organization (FLO) .

Those present on the occasion included Dr Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Chairperson Biocon, Dr Subbarami Reddy, member of Parliament and Dilip Chenoy, Secretary General  FICCI