Free conveyance to voters would be considered a ‘corrupt practice’

  • | Friday | 15th March, 2019

It is mandatory to display the permits on the wind-screen of the vehicles. If the vehicle so permitted is occupied by any other person (other than the leader), in that case, the 50% expenditure of the same shall be booked in the expenditure of concerned party candidate from that constituency. Any party or candidate seeking permission to use Video-Vans from CEO should first obtain necessary permission and no objection certificate from Competent Authority under the Motor Vehicle Act.To avoid inconvenience to general public and commuters during road shows, prior permission for road shows would be taken from the competent authority. Each contesting candidate on the day of poll will be entitled to one vehicle for his own use, one vehicle for his election agent and one vehicle for use of his workers in each of the assembly segments comprised in the Parliamentary Constituency, he said.He said that permits for the vehicles being used by candidates would be issued by District Magistrate or Returning Officer. Any vehicle being used in violation of these directions shall be confiscated added spokesperson.He said that directions have been issued to District Election Officers to ensure that expenditure incurred on vehicles is proportionately distributed amongst the expenditure of the contesting candidates of the party in the areas and constituencies where such vehicles are used.It has been clarified that permission to use Video-Vans for campaign purpose can be granted at Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) level only.

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