CEC fears money, liquor waft in Andhra Pradesh polls

VIJAYAWADA: Political parties inside the State will spend money like water, use liquor, and other chocolates to result in an electorate within the coming elections? That is what the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) fears. The election panel sees AP because the State greater liable to poll malpractices.

CEC fears money, liquor waft in Andhra Pradesh polls 19

This annoying prophecy was made through none apart from State Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Gopal Krishna Dwivedi himself. He said that the CEC viewed Andhra Pradesh as the most notorious State in the distribution of cash and election expenditure. Stating that AP will be the maximum ‘sensitive’ State in the ensuing elections, Dwivedi counseled the Media Certification Monitoring Committee (MCMC) to be on alert. Addressing an MCMC workshop at the Interim Government Complex in Velagapudi on Saturday, Dwivedi said that a significant contingent of CEC observers would come to reveal elections in the State given its fears of political events going to any duration to set off citizens and recommended officers to be vigilant to make sure visible and nonviolent elections.

Stating that the position of MCMCs turned into crucial in preserving Assembly, Lok Sabha, and Legislative Council elections, the CEC desired them to maintain a close watch on the paid articles in newspapers and televisions as within the social media. He additionally wished for a boom in the variety of members of MCMC from the existing 5 to fifteen-20. The MCMC participants work underneath the chairmanship of district collectors. The members must have an understanding of print, digital and social media, Gopal Krishna Dwivedi discovered.

CEC fears events in AP may also splurge cash to set off citizens

Making it clear that the candidates found spending more money than Rs 28 lakh (Assembly constituency) and Rs 70 lakh (Lok Sabha phase) could be disqualified, he stated that paid articles could be identified through MCMC contributors and the money spent on such activities could be brought to the election expenditure of the candidate concerned. All the hints carried out to digital media could also be implemented to social media at some distance as the paid articles are involved, the CEO said. Speaking at the event, Additional CEO Vivek Yadav stated no matter the reality that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) had been in style for the remaining three a long time, some political parties and those still express apprehensions approximately their efficacy.

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