Webcasting at polling booth | Photo: Mathrubhumi Archives
Kochi: The Kerala high court has directed the Election Commission (EC) to examine if it is possible to arrange webcasting in the polling booths of Aroor constituency. The petition requesting webcasting in all 39 booths was filed by UDF candidate in Aroor Shanimol Usman.
Shanimol Usman pointed out in the petition that she can bear the expense for webcasting, if necessary. However, the Election Commission informed the court that this cannot be allowed. The court also rejected this demand. Following this, the court directed the EC to consider webcasting in Aroor.
The court also settled the petitions filed by the UDF candidates in order to prevent bogus voting in three constituencies in Idukki. The EC informed the court that they would take strict action to stop voters coming from Tamil Nadu to cast vote in Devikulam, Peerumedu and Udumbanchola. EC informed that strict restrictions will be imposed in border check posts on the polling day and the day before.