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Karnataka poll: EC's tough act to check cash flow

April 11, 2013 18:59 IST

Apart from requesting Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni to urge the people of Karnataka to vote, the Election Commission has come out with a tough plan to check the flow of money.

The EC has issued an advisory, which includes the following: 

  • Avoid carrying huge cash amounts and huge transactions
  • Every poll observer has been given a SIM card so that locals can directly approach them in case of any complaint.
  • The EC will set up micro observers in each hyper-sensitive polling booth.
  • All airports in Karnataka will be manned by Income Tax officials and Central Industrial Security Force officials. This is to ensure that no money flows in through the airports.

The EC also proposes to request Dhoni to make a public appeal to voters of Karnataka to cast their vote in large numbers.

Coverage: Battleground Karnataka

Vicky Nanjappa in Bangalore