Poll panel to watch politicians during Chhath

Last Updated: Wed, Nov 06, 2013 13:40 hrs

New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) The Election Commission said Wednesday that it will keep an eye on Chhath festivities to ensure that candidates in coming Delhi assembly elections don't use them to seek votes.

"As many as 210 vigilance squads have been constituted to keep a tab on the festival," said a Delhi Election Commission official. Cameramen will also take video footage of the various events.

"Political parties have been told that none of their candidates should deliver any political speech or do anything that can sabotage the harmony of the (Nov 6-9) festival," said the official.

Strict action would be taken if the candidates and their party members try to politicise the occasion, he added. Delhi goes to polls Dec 4.

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