Candidates’ show-of-strength leads to traffic chaos

By Our Reporter

SHILLONG: The ongoing filing of nominations by the candidates at the Deputy Commissioner’s Office has been creating heavy traffic congestion regularly in the city much to the agony of common man.

On Monday several candidates went to the Deputy Commissioner’s Office with hundreds of their supporters in as many vehicles. The traffic situation in the entire stretch came to a standstill and the situation remained same for several hours.

The candidates’ desire of bringing as many vehicles has resulted this traffic chaos in the entire junction right from IGP point to Raj Bhawan as hundreds of vehicles were seen stranded in the area.

Eye witnesses also said that they saw several vehicles of candidates crossed the 100 metre peripheral of the DC office gate on Monday.

The directive of the Election Commission of India is that only three vehicles of a candidate would be allowed to come within a 100-metre radius.

When contacted, Sanjay Goyal said that altogether 25 candidates came to file their nominations on Monday within a span of one and half hour with their vehicles.

He, however, denied breach of poll code saying no vehicle entered the 100-metre radius.

“We have recorded everything,” Goyal added.