Guwahati, Jan 20: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has assured to act tough against any misuse of money or government machinery during the ensuing Assam Assembly elections.
“The ECI will adopt zero tolerance against any misuse of money or government machinery. In this regard, a specific meeting was held with the enforcement agencies to crack the whip wherever required,” Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), Sunil Arora informed media here today after winding up a three-day review of the state’s poll preparedness.
According to norms, the commission deploys experienced officers as observers from outside the state in every election after due scrutiny.
“If required, special observers will also be deployed in sensitive/critical constituencies/districts in Assam to monitor and ensure that elections are conducted in a free and fair manner,” Arora said.