Published On: Thu, Mar 21st, 2019

79 Expenditure Observers appointed for Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu

Chennai: The Election Commission has deployed 79 expenditure observers for the April 18 Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu, with three of them for a particular constituency in the city, a senior official said Thursday.

Retired IRS officer Madhu Mahajan has been appointed Special Expenditure Observer for Tamil Nadu.

A special observer for expenditure has also been appointed for the state, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Satyabrata Sahoo told reporters here.

“A total of 76 expenditure observers have been appointed for 38 constituencies, making it two per Parliamentary segment. But three persons have been appointed for Chennai Central,” he said.

The EC has appointed three expenditure observers for the Chennai-central segment accommodating factors like “expenditure sensitivity and previous history,” he said.

Therefore, a total of 79 expenditure observers has been deployed in the state and retired IRS officer Madhu Mahajan has been appointed as the special observer for expenditure, he said.

PTI

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