According to poll authorities, candidates of major political parties field some dummy candidates in order to distribute their poll expenses.
Such dummy candidates are put in the fray to help candidates utilise their vehicles and election agents for campaigning, besides other facilities, they said.
If the vehicle for which permission is given to a particular candidate is used for campaign purpose of another candidate, then the permission will be withdrawn and the vehicle will be seized by flying squads, sources said.
Flying squads will also give a report to the assistant expenditure observer for adding the expenditure in the hands of the candidate who was actually using the vehicle, they said.
Further, to deter the dummy candidates, permission for public rally would not be given if the candidate does not produce his accounts for inspection without valid reasons. A show cause notice would be issued for not producing accounts before the permission for the public rally is rejected.
According to Election Commission rules, a particular candidate can use only 10 vehicles in a convoy. Also individual candidates have to adhere to the ceiling of Rs. 14 lakh on election expenditure.