The state election commission has said that FIRs will be lodged in case dummy candidates are fielded during the Lok Sabha elections.
"FIRs will be lodged against dummy candidates fielded by the original ones. If such dummy candidates are found campaigning for other candidates besides the lodging of FIRs, their expenses would be added to that of the original candidates," State electoral office sources said in Lucknow.
The commission has directed returning officers to keep an eye on all independent candidates so that they cannot contest as dummy candidates.
The returning officers in districts have been asked to take measures to discourage such candidates, they said.