Bihar Elections 2010 : EC to monitor candidates’ expenditures strictly

With the first round of the Bihar Assembly polls due to commence on October 21, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi said that stringent expenditure-monitoring guidelines would be set forth to tighten the spending by the candidates.

Addressing journalists on the conclusion of his two-day State visit to review poll preparedness, Mr. Quraishi said that every candidate would have to open “special accounts” to facilitate their election expenditures, which would be closely watched over by observers.

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