Need more info on your ward candidate? Check their video on civic body website

Are you a new voter? Not sure whom to vote? Need to know more details about candidate or their agenda? Just log on to the municipal corporation website and watch candidates making a fervent pitch about themselves in two-minute video clips.

Still not satisfied? Check out the proposed area development plans prepared by candidates, if they win the election.

These are some of the plans drawn up for the first time by the state election commission (EC) to ensure that voters have a fair idea about candidates seeking election.

Candidates will not be able to upload the videos on the civic body website on their own; the videos will be screened by the EC and its officials before they are uploaded.

But that’s not all. Flex boards containing summaries of affidavits filed by candidates–total immovable and movable assets and whether any criminal cases are pending against them–will be put up at the polling centres and also published in newspapers. The state EC has also prepared an centres and also published in newspapers. The state EC has also prepared an addi tional form titled `Vision statement for your area’ where a candidate has to outline an area development plan if he she is elected. This form will also be part of the affidavit.

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