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BJP asks workers to stick to EC rules

With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) set to launch its poll campaign in the state from Monday,the party has asked its workers to strictly adhere to the Election Commission guidelines.

With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) set to launch its poll campaign in the state from Monday,the party has asked its workers to strictly adhere to the Election Commission guidelines.

On Saturday,the BJP organised its worker’s conference,which was primarily attended by workers from the Awadh region.

They were given instructions on how they have to play an active role in the campaigning and ensure that no EC guidelines are violated.

According to party sources,a strict vigil will be kept on the expenditure incurred by all the candidates.

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“We have already seen candidates of the BSP,SP and the Congress,who have already started violating the model code of conduct by distributing money. We want to ensure that none of our candidates engage in such acts,” said Kalraj Mishra,state election in-charge.

The poll in-charge of all the candidates and the teams of booth workers have been instructed to follow the guidelines,said Mishra.

“We will be distributing the booklets on the EC guidelines on campaigning during the elections to all the booth in-charges,candidates and their poll planners. The candidates have been given a limited budget in which they have to work,” he said.

“Since the focus is more on public meetings and personal interactions,the workers and the candidates will ensure that they do not overspend or indulge in any activity that may not be prescribed by the EC,” added Mishra.

The party,meanwhile,has formed a team of 20 workers for each booth in each constituency. Every candidate will also have a team of at least five workers who will monitor the everyday expenditure and will keep the central poll office at Lucknow informed about it.

While the workers of the Gorakhpur and Kashi regions will be given guidelines in the following week,the workers of constituencies under the Kanpur will be called for meetings between 23 and 29 March. From March 30 to April 6,the workers of Braj and Pashchim region will meet.

The meetings will be presided over by state president Ramapati Ram Tripathi,apart from organisational secretary Nagendra Nath and head of the poll committee Shyam Nandan Singh.