The Election Commission (EC) has received nominations of 167 candidates in 31 Assembly constituencies from three districts of Burdwan, Bankura and West Midnapore which will go to poll on the second day of Phase I on April 11.
The commission is conducting scrutiny of the nominations that had already been received. Dibyendu Sarkar, additional Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) said that the nominations were being scrutinised.
“We are examining the nominations if they were submitted in keeping with the rules laid down by the commission. The commission is verifying certain issues like if the candidates have completed the age of 25 on the day of scrutiny. The commission will consider if a candidate has sound memory. A candidate’s expenditure will come into consideration,” Sarkar said.
The commission has asked the candidates to file three affidavits. Till the previous elections the candidates contesting any elections would have to file two affidavits but this time they are filing three affidavits.
In one affidavit the candidates have to mention if they were using government accommodations.
They have to furnish no-dues certificate to the commission. If it is found during scrutiny that the candidates have flouted any norms of the election commission, their candidature would be rejected.
Meanwhile, it may be mentioned a delegation from BJP met on Tuesday the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sunil Gupta and lodged a complaint against Trinamool Congress leader Anubrata Mondal. Commission is examining the documents. Complaint says that Mondal had violated model code of conduct during his campaign.