EC issues guidelines for political parties in Haryana
The Election Commission has issued guidelines to be followed by party in power during elections to the State Assembly slated for October 13.india Updated: Sep 13, 2009 18:48 IST
The Election Commission has issued guidelines to be followed by party in power during elections to the State Assembly slated for October 13.
Stating this in Chandigarh on Sunday, Haryana's Chief Electoral Officer Sajjan Singh said that as per the guidelines, the party in power, whether at the Centre or in the state or states concerned, shall ensure that no cause is given for any complaint that it has used its official position for the purposes of its election campaign.
"Ministers and other authorities shall not sanction grants or payments out of discretionary funds from the time elections are announced by the Commission", he said.
The ministers and other authorities shall not announce any financial grants in any form or promises, which may have the effect of influencing the voters in favour of the party in power.