NELLORE: Chief electoral officer Bhanwarlal stated that a detailed report on the expenses of political parties in the recent Kovur byelection has been sent to IT department, for a thorough probe.
Speaking to mediapersons on Thursday, he said the IT department will also probe the alleged exorbitant expenses of political parties in other constituencies, where byelections were held recently. Chargesheets will be filed in court against the candidates based on enquiry by the IT department and after the verdict, the elected candidates will be disqualified, if charges were proven.
The CEO lauded the Nellore district administration for peaceful conduct of Kovur byelection. In the same breath, he said that reports of distribution of money and liquor had come to his notice. Cases were booked against three television channels for telecasting paid news during bypolls he said, adding that compared to 2009 general elections, the flow of money and liquor was more this time.
He directed the administration to prepare the ground for holding the byelection for Nellore Lok Sabha seat, the election notification of which is expected any time.
The election commission is keen on verifying the voter list in Nellore urban and rural constituency, following complaints from political parties, he said. He directed district collector B Sridhar to send a report on increase of polling stations.