Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Election Commission beefs up vigilance in key poll-bound states, appoints special observers

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Lok Sabha elections 2024: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on April 2 announced the appointment of special observers for administrative, security, and expenditure monitoring purposes in several states.

The ECI has entrusted former civil servants with brilliant track records to oversee the electoral process with strict vigilance. These special observers will focus on addressing challenges posed by the influence of money, muscle, and misinformation, according to the poll panel.

Special Observers (General and Police) have been deployed in West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Bihar where the population is more than seven crore and also in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha where the simultaneous elections to the Assemblies are to be held, the poll authority said.

Additionally, the ECI has deployed Special Expenditure Observers in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, and Odisha to monitor election-related expenditures.

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Published: 02 Apr 2024, 12:08 PM IST

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