TURA, March 19 - Election expenditure observer, Gudrun Nehar, today held a meeting with political leaders, representatives of banks and financial institutions, and income tax and excise department officials.
Nehar sought the banks� coordination with regard to expenditure during the ensuing general election and Assembly by-election in the State. She also directed the bank officials to monitor unusual or doubtful transactions, especially while the Model Code of Conduct is in force in the district. She also requested them to coordinate with their counterparts in other districts and facilitate the smooth conduct of the Lok Sabha election to the Tura Parliamentary constituency and the by-election to the Selsella (ST) Assembly constituency.
The District Election Officer of West Garo Hills, Ram Singh, has also directed the Excise Department to monitor and conduct checking along with police personnel to check distribution of cash and liquor in the poll-bound district.