Akalis criminalised politics: ManpreetDharamkot (Moga): Congress leader Manpreet Badal on Friday said the criminalisation of politics allegedly promoted by the SAD and the BJP and widespread corruption had ruined the socio-economic fabric of Punjab. Addressing a gathering on the home turf of Akali stalwart and Agriculture Minister Tota Singh at Dharamkot in Moga district, he appealed to the people to vote for the Congress in the Assembly elections to put the state back on tack of development. He scoffed at CM Badal for allegedly promoting nepotism. — Kulwinder SandhuEC to launch mobile app for state poll Chandigarh: The forthcoming Punjab polls will be more of an Information Technology (IT) affair for voters as well as for the parties for the Election Commission is busy putting a system in place to ensure complete mapping of the constituencies and for automatically tackling complaints of voters and political people in real-time. The politicians or workers of various parties are also likely to heave a sigh of relief with the introduction of the new IT-based solution by the EC for they would not need to rush to the police station to seek permission for holding “jalsas” or “nukkad” at public grounds or vacant places. The new system will enable voters to apply for such permissions on a single app.