BJP candidates to get kit on election guidelines,rules

The kit was presented at the state BJP’s first pre-poll meeting at Koba in Gandhinagar on Monday,which was addressed by Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

Written by KapilDave | Gandhinagar | Published:October 17, 2012 3:22 am

The BJP has prepared kits containing a CD and six booklets each to be distributed to its candidates to educate them about the entire election process as well as Election Commission guidelines lest they commit mistakes that could disqualify or penalise them.

The kit was presented at the state BJP’s first pre-poll meeting at Koba in Gandhinagar on Monday,which was addressed by Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

The CD and booklets contain guidelines on how to fill up nomination forms,how to maintain a candidate’s election expenditure accounts,how to use details of electoral rolls and how to adhere to strict guidelines of model code of conduct.

The BJP has also issued two separate books on EC’s new guidelines on paid news and cash monitoring.

A senior BJP leader involved in the exercise said,“A small mistake like furnishing wrong information by a candidate can lead to suo motu criminal complaint by the Commission. There are chances that candidates and district-level party workers do not have the required knowledge about new guidelines of the Election Commission. This can lead to cancellation of the candidature in some cases. We want to ensure no such mistakes happen. The audio-video CD and the booklets literature will work as training modules for all candidates.”

During his election to the Rajya Sabha last time,even senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel had made some mistakes in his nomination form.

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