Special programmes are being launched to maintain law and order at the regional level during the Local Government elections.
The Police say that tension may be created after the preference numbers are allotted to candidates and such a situation could not be permitted to undermine peaceful campaigning. Accordingly, election operations units are to be set up in all Police Stations. A programme to raise awareness about the election law in the candidates belonging to political parties and independent groups is being carried out at the Police Stations. The expectation of the Police is to hold a free and fair election with peoples’ support.