Five assembly segments identified ‘expenditure-sensitive’ in Mysuru

Apr 17, 2018

MYSURU: As many as five constituencies in Mysuru district, including Chamundeshwari, where chief minister Siddaramaiah is contesting the elections from, have been identified as expenditure-sensitive.
The Election Commission has appointed one expenditure observer each for all the five constituencies – Krishnaraja, Varuna, T Narasipura and Chamundeshwari. Incidentally, Siddaramaiah’s son Yathindra Siddaramaiah is contesting the election from Varuna.
Mysuru district, which has a total of 11 assembly constituencies, has been allotted 19 observers, including nine general ones. The observers will monitor political activities and expenditure of the candidates. Nomination of the candidates will commence from Tuesday, and continue till April 24.

Deputy commissioner KB Sivakumar, also election officer for Mysuru, on Monday said that, “Five segments in the district had been identified as expenditure-sensitive, and we will keep a close watch on them.”

Sources claimed that the appointment of an observer to each constituency was indicative of the complexities involved.

Swarup Kumar Paul has been appointed as general observer and Dhrubajyothi Roy as Expenditure observer to Chamundeshwari.