With Lok Sabha election in Haryana slated for May 7, 2100 video cameras would be keeping a track of such activities which are either corrupt practice or electoral offence in general and the activities of the dummy candidates in particular.
“All the Deputy Commissioners in Haryana have been directed to have atleast 100 video cameras in each of the 21 districts,” Haryana’s Chief Electoral Officer Sajjan Singh told PTI in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
He said in case any candidate is found indulging in violating the rules or uses such language “with a view to disturb peace and to create enmity between particular group of society and caste etc for achieving some political gain”, the use of video cameras will prove to be of great help.
Singh said that the Election Commission had issued strict directions to curb the tendency of putting dummy candidates.
“The Commission has directed to check the activities of such candidates by observing strict vigil. If at any time, it is proved that any particular candidate is using his resources like vehicle, publicity material etc with a view to furthering the prospects of other candidate(s) his facility like campaign vehicles will be impounded. In addition, necessary action under relevant section of the IPC against such candidates will also be taken,” he said.