"Nagaland along with Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Punjab and Arunachal Pradesh has been categorized as Election Expenditure-Sensitive state", said Deputy Election
Commissioner Sudhir Tripathi.
Considering the categorisation, the Commission will deploy Expenditure Monitoring Team from the day of filing of nominations till the polling is over, he added.
Flying squads, video surveillance team as well as parallel election expenditure accounts would be put in place throughout the state so that the elections are held without the use of money or muscle power, said Tripathi.
Expressing satisfaction over the preparedness of Nagaland for the ensuing Lok Sabha polls, Tripathi said, “All political parties had requested Election Commission to ensure that the voters received their EPIC.”
“Nagaland is the last state to have started distribution of EPIC, but Nagaland and Assam will be the first states in the country to use plastic EPIC,” Sudhir mentioned.