Stressing on accounting for every item of expenditure to be incurred by the political parties and their contesting candidates, Election Expenditure Observer, D K Rai called for maintaining records properly in the set formats. He also highlighted the need of safekeeping video graphic evidence of all political events readily available.
Chairing a meeting with DEO Kulgam, AROs, AEOs and Expenditure Monitoring teams Monday, Rai stressed on activating flying squads to keep an eye on expenditure incurred on organizing political rallies, meetings and events.
He said all the banners, pamphlets, posters and other campaigning materials should be allowed to display only after Publisher’s and Printer’s name is mentioned on these items. He said no vehicle of any type should be allowed to participate in political campaigning unless it is duly permitted by the concerned Returning Officer.
The Expenditure Observer expressed satisfaction over the arrangements put in place and highlighted the need to make it more effective.