Election expenditure to be monitored in Manipur

Last Updated: Monday, December 26, 2011 - 12:59

Imphal: Unlike in the past, expenditure
of candidates for the Manipur Assembly elections on January 28
would be closely monitored by the IT department, officials
said on Monday.

About 55 officials from the directorate of income tax
would arrive here in the next few days to oversee expenditures
of the candidates and to check excess expenditures.

Officials said the team would be divided in groups and
deployed at all the district headquarters to do their
monitoring work.

The authorities are also considering to question any
candidate withdrawing more than Rs 1 lakh from his bank
account.

Earlier, Chief Election Commissioner S Y Qureshi had
directed candidates to open new bank accounts for making all
poll-related payments.

The tenth assembly polls in Manipur for sixty seats
will be held on January 28 and the counting will be held on
March 4.

PTI



First Published: Monday, December 26, 2011 - 12:59

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