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Only two persons can accompany candidate while filing of nomination papers at RO Office: CEO Dr Raju

Chandigarh, (Gurpreet) As per the instructions issued by the Election Commission of India (ECI), only two persons can accompany the candidate, while filing nomination papers at the office of the Returning Officer.

Disclosing this here on Monday, Chief Electoral Officer Punjab Dr S Karuna Raju said that as per the instructions issued earlier by the ECI, the number of persons going accompanying candidate at time for submission of nomination papers has been reduced from five to two, while the number of vehicles reduced to two from three earlier.

He said that the nomination papers are also made available on the website of CEO/DEO, which the candidates can fill up online and can be submitted along with the Notary certified affidavit.

Dr Raju said that to limit the crowd, Returning Officers could also get the nomination papers by calling the candidates at staggered time in advance.

He further said that candidate may deposit security money through online mode at the designated platform. However, a candidate will continue have the option of deposit in cash in the treasury. Candidate may also the exercise to seek his/her elector certification for the purpose nomination online.