LUCKNOW: In a bid to promote ethical voting in the coming assembly elections involving different states, the New Delhi-based Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) along with UP Election Watch will deploy one lakh volunteers in different parts of the state. The UP election Watch will select 40 assembly segments as model constituencies, where it will work extensively for ethical voting. During this, the volunteers would also endeavor to spread awareness against use money and muscle power in the polls.

The UP Election Watch also demanded that the whip system should be abolished in the Rajya Sabha and legislative council polls. The Election Watch has demanded that assembly, local bodies and panchayat polls in the country should be conducted along with the parliament elections and a final decision in this regard is to be taken by the Election Commission of India.Chief executive officer of ADR-Election Watch, Major General (Retired) Anil Verma informed that the core committee has decided to make a strong intervention on all the 19 assembly segments of Bundelkhand and two seats each in the seven other areas of UP in the coming assembly polls.

Verma said that Election Watch will take out a march to create awareness among the masses during the assembly polls. He said that during the panchayat elections UP Election Watch had launched an awareness campaign for voters with the slogan `Mera Gaon-Mera Vote in which 12,485 females and 22,336 male voters had participated. A major aim of this campaign was to prepare a team of one lakh volunteers which would work actively in the assembly polls.

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