Determined to curb abuse of money power in polls, says ECI

NEW DELHI: Ahead of Lok Sabha polls, Election Commission on Friday held a meeting of multi departmental committee on election intelligence.

The meeting was convened by Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora along with Election Commissioners Ashok Lavasa and Sushil Chandra and was attended by heads of tax boards, law enforcement agencies, central paramilitary forces and representatives of financial institutions.

Addressing the meeting, Mr Arora said it is the constitutional mandate of the Election Commission of India to conduct free and fair elections.

“Conducting clean elections is now one of the biggest challenges in our democracy given the prevalent abuse of money power, particularly when it manifests in inducement of voters”, he said. (AGENCIES)