Ujjain: If the ‘ star campaigners’ of any political party make appeal to the electorates during public meetings in favour of a particular candidate or candidates of the party, 50 percent of the expenditures incurred on such events would be recovered from the particular candidate or candidates.

This was informed by the collector and District Returning Officer ( DRO) BM Sharma while addressing a press conference at the Brahaspati Bhavan, here on Tuesday afternoon. According to him, if any star campaigner makes appeal to the electorates to ensure victory of any particular party, then only the expenditures of hosting such events would be count in the party expenditures.

According to the DRO, during the campaign any candidate can take permission of 10 vehicles for taking out rally for canvassing; but inclusion of motorcycles will also be counted as vehicles, besides three and four- wheelers. Bicycle will not come under the definition of vehicle.

Those vehicles would be seized whose permission was issued in the name of a particular candidate, but being used by the other candidate.

Further, election materials worth more than Rs 10,000 would be seized when being carried out in vehicles. Cash carrying over Rs 50,000 will also be seized, if it is meant for electioneering. However, there would be no such binding on the common people. Strict vigil will also maintained on the day- today sale of the liquor, the DRO added.

On the occasion, SP Anurag Kumar informed that checking is being carried out at 27 points of the inter- state border roundthe- clock. In all 1700 nonbailable warrants have been served and 400 nonbailable warrants are to be served. 1850 permanent warrants are also being served in the district. 48 hours prior to the polling, outsiders would be asked to leave the district, he added.

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