"The use of money power is a matter of concern," Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath told the media.

He said special emphasis was being given to ‘check the use and flow of money during the (coming) election process’.

He added that the poll panel will deploy flying squads and video surveillance teams among other measures to stop the possible use of money by candidates aimed at influencing the voters.

The Lok Sabha elections would take place in nine phases, starting from April 7. The counting of votes would take place on May 16.
With the announcement of elections, the Model Code of Conduct comes into force with immediate effect.



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