‘It’s important to strictly adhere to expenditure guidelines’

YUPIA, Apr 2: The Election Expenditure Observer for Papum Pare, Praveen Kataraki convened a meeting with the contesting candidates of Itanagar, Doimukh and Sagalee Assembly constituencies, and the Election Expenditure Monitoring team and the accounting team at DC’s conference hall here today.

Addressing the house, Kataraki said, “The expenditure monitoring in the elections endeavours to provide a level playing field for all the candidates by preventing candidates from gaining an unfair advantage through excessive spending”. It is important to strictly adhere to the expenditure guidelines and maintain all records, to avoid any complication which could lead to candidates being debarred to contest elections in future, he added.

“The registers maintained by the EEM and the accounting team and the candidate will be verified on three occasions,” the said while urging them to keep the registers updated. Later, he sensitized the party representatives about the entries to be made in the expenditure register.

Papum Pare DEO Jiken Bomjen while highlighting the contents of annexure-49 which contains guidelines about the candidate’s account expenditures, requested all the candidates to be vigilant and abide by the EC guidelines.

Returning Officer of Itanagar, Shweta Nagarkoti, RO of Sagalee Yame Higio, Nodal Officers to EEM, observer, and election agents of the contesting candidates attended the meeting. (DIPRO)