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Returning officers maintaining shadow registers of candidates, says DC

rajar-medium DC Rajat Aggarwal and Police Commissioner P S Gill after the meeting in Ludhiana on Monday. (Gurmeet Singh)
Express News Service | Ludhiana | Posted: March 11, 2014 12:08 am | Updated: March 11, 2014 3:45 am

SHADOW registers of the candidates are being maintained by the returning officers to tally the expenditure details during the elections.

This was announced by Rajat Aggarwal, the deputy commissioner-cum-district election officer, while addressing a joint meeting of the district administration and police officials on Monday morning. He said that though employees had been asked to maintain their registers, even a shadow register for candidates had already been started by us so as to keep a check on the candidates.

He said that co-ordination of the civil and police officers would be done through walkie talkies in the city. Even the flying squads and video viewing teams had already started working in the district.

The DC said no one was allowed to carry Rs 10 lakh or more without proper documents.

He asked the candidates to open an account in banks to maintain expenditure details. Police Commissioner P S Gill said that his team would make all efforts to ensure polling in the city was held without any fear. Apart from this, Aggarwal said that at Sunday’s camp, more than 30,000 voters had enrollled as new voters. The figures were compiled late in the evening. Out of these, more than 6,000 were the first-time voters.

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