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ECI flying squads monitoring poll campaign in Udalguri

A  'flying squad' team headed by Saptati Endow Assistant Commissoner,Bhergaon conducted search operations in four wheelers and two wheelers at Tangla town on Sunday last. Talking to this correspondent, Saptati said" We are to monitor the expenditure of all political parties and to prevent the practice of bribing voters." 

As per the Election Commission mechanism, Static Surveillance Teams are being granted the power to search candidates, leaders of political parties and their vehicles."We are empowered to search persons and vehicles to look for cash, liquor and any other item that candidates and parties might carry for distribution among voters with the intention of bribing them," Saptati added.

It is to be mentioned that each election district will have a video surveillance teams, video viewing teams, accounting teams, flying squads and expenditure monitoring teams in order to ensure that candidates and parties do not flout the model code of conduct laid down by the Election Commission.

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Recipient of The Annual Colosseum Awards 2014 & 2015 (by The Assam Tribune group), Shajid Khan is an Independent journalist based in Assam. He has contributed numerous political, socio-political stories for bountiful national,international as well as Assam based publications including The New York Times,Firstpost,The Telegraph. He also pens down analytic commentary on print and web based publications.

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