The constituency-level committees would monitor implementation of the election code and expose if there are any violations by the political parties, candidates or even by the officials, who are on election duty. The meeting deplored that political activists fear to contest in the elections due to abnormal increase in election expenditure.
The Election Watch has also decided to work in association with Foundation for Advanced Management of Elections, started by former Chief Election Commissioner J M Lyngdoh and Former Advisor of the Election Commission of India K J Rao, to guard against poll code violations.
Justice Lakshmana Rao urged the voters not to sell away their valuable votes for currency notes of liquor packets. Stating that in recent time muscle power is being replaced by money power in elections, he lamented that corrupt politicians are spending Rs 5 to 10 crores for election campaign so that they can later loot the public money.
Former Chief Secretary of Andhra Pradesh K Madhava Rao, Prof K Chinnaiah Suri from University of Hyderabad, Forum for Good Governance Secretary M Padmanabha Reddy, APSA Director S Srinivas Reddy, COVA Director Mazoor Hussain and others also spoke on the occasion.
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