The Election Commission of India (ECI) raised the expenditure limit for each contesting candidate from `32 lakh to `54 lakh in the Puducherry parliamentary seat.
Chief Electoral Officer T Sreekanth said on Friday, the expenditure limit for elections to the Assembly constituency in future has been raised to `20 lakh from `8 lakh. He said the affidavits submitted by the contesting candidates are available online and should be displayed at the AROs office and in public places. Copies of part two of the affidavit and part B of Form-26 of all filed candidates will be given on request, he added.
The flying squads are in charge of recording model code of conduct violations, intimidation and anti-social behaviour and inducement in cash and kind, the CEO added further.
“The entire proceedings of the seizure of the cash used for inducement and liquor will be videographed by the flying squads. The police officer and magistrate will gather evidence and record statements on the spot and cases will be registered within 24 hours and FIR be filed.” The copies of FIR will be displayed on the notice board of the retuning officer’s premises and copies will be given to general, expense and police observers.