Stating the state laws, Saharia said, “Our state laws basically prescribe two things, one being that all the candidates have to submit the expenditure details daily and also within 30 days of the completion of elections, which means that under BMC, candidates have to submit daily expenditure details till 21 Feb”. Saharia also said, “We have instructed officials to increase patrolling in mangroves, forest areas, uncontrolled air strips and helipads for cash inflow and illicit liquor. We want strict adherence to the Model Code of Conduct and we will ensure that strict action is taken against violations.”
Being a pilot project, around 10 committees have been formed under the Municipal Commission which will be keeping check on the candidates going to polls in February. After BMC adopted this module, one can just wait and watch till the Election Commission adopts the module for all other states.