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Lok Sabha Elections 2024: ECI Appoints Special Observers for Electoral Oversight

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Lok Sabha Elections 2024: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has taken proactive steps to ensure the integrity and transparency of the electoral process by appointing special observers for administrative, security, and expenditure monitoring purposes in several states.

These specially appointed observers, chosen from former civil servants with outstanding track records, have been entrusted with the critical task of overseeing the electoral process with utmost vigilance. Their primary focus will be to tackle challenges arising from the influence of money, muscle power, and misinformation during elections, as highlighted by the poll panel.

Special Observers, both in general and police capacities, have been deployed in states like West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, and Odisha, where large populations and simultaneous Assembly elections pose significant logistical and security challenges. Their presence aims to ensure the smooth conduct of elections and to address any potential issues promptly.

Moreover, the ECI has appointed Special Expenditure Observers in states including Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, and Odisha. These observers will closely monitor election-related expenditures to prevent any instances of misuse of funds or violations of electoral spending regulations.

With the deployment of these special observers, the Election Commission of India reaffirms its commitment to conducting free, fair, and transparent elections across the country. Their diligent oversight and proactive measures are crucial in upholding democratic principles and ensuring that the electoral process remains robust and accountable.

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