It seems that Election Commission (EC) is adamant to put its improved working status before the political parties and electors as it’s firmly and vigilantly putting tab on the expenses of candidates in the poll. In its recent move ‘Dham’ (community meal), which was organised by the candidates and his/her supporters during the rally, came under EC scrutiny and now it is going to prove costly for them as EC has decided to impose Rs 36 per person as costs to candidates organising ‘dham’ for supporters during elections. The costs will be added to the election expenditure of candidates.
Organising ‘dham’ for supporters after filing nomination papers or organising political rallies is a tradition in the state. With the increase in cost per person, many candidates are now avoiding ‘dham’ for supporters in the rallies.
However, political conniver have found another way to avoid the EC dictate and now arranging meals for their supporters at hotels and restaurants. It is learned that the hotel and restaurant owners were directed to treat supporters of political parties.