Indore: Candidates to deposit Rs.25K as security amount

The filing of the nomination for the Indore Lok Sabha seat will start from April 22, which will continue till April 29 excluding public holidays. The candidates will have to deposit Rs 25,000 as a security amount along with the nomination papers.  These were the information given in the meeting of the District Level Standing Committee held at collector office on Thursday.

Presiding over the meeting, collector and District Election Officer Lokesh Kumar Jatav brief about the procedure of filing of nomination papers to the representative of the political parties. He said that due to the holidays on April 27 and 28, the nomination papers will not be filed. In order to fill the nomination papers, the security deposit has been fixed by the Election Commission Rs 25,000. But there is 50% discount for SC / ST candidates. Security deposit can be deposited through cash or challan.

The candidate himself or his representative can file the papers with 10 proposers. Filling of every column of the papers is necessary. It is necessary to give 10 photos with the papers. No candidate can file more than four sets of nomination. All the candidates are required to open a new bank account for the election.

Collector Jatav stated that for the voter awareness campaign 23 voter awareness vehicles are under operation in the district. He said that 55 campus ambassadors have been appointed for the purpose of making the students aware. For the voters awareness the Pink Scooter Rally, Cycle Rally, Mehndi Contest, Rangoli formation are being organised, voter awareness films are also being screened at local theaters.

In the Sanwer assembly constituency, on April 11, ‘Raatri Choupal (gathering at a place in night) was organised to increase voter awareness and increase the percentage of voting. For the overseas voters a Malwi language written invitation card is prepared.  Additional Collectors Ajaydev Sharma and Kailash Wankhede, Deputy Collectors Rakesh Sharma and Pratul Sinha were also present in the meeting. The representatives of the Congress, BJP, CPI and BSP were also present in the meeting.

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