Now the candidate will have to mention the source of income along with wife!

The candidate will also have to disclose the source of income of his wife. In the past year, the Planning Commission had also approached the Law Ministry in this regard.

May 27, 2017
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Now candidates will have to mention the source of income of the wife along with themselves while filling nomination. The Election Commission says that this will result in greater transparency in elections. The government has amended the election code of conduct and has created a new column in the affidavit. The candidate will also have to disclose the source of income of his wife. In the past year, the Planning Commission had also approached the Law Ministry in this regard.

The Election Commission believes that this will lead to more transparency in the election process. Explain that in this regard, an affidavit was filed in the Supreme Court at the beginning of the year. At the same time, the Election Monitoring Group says that it has been done to improve democracy. This will help the voter know the source of income of the candidate and his family.

Earlier, the Election Commission said in the Supreme Court that a candidate did not give any source of income for himself and his family during the nomination papers. Whereas form number 26 had to give details of the income of the dependents of the wife and the family, while it was not done. Explain that Indian citizens in the country can contest elections.

But now there will be a special column in which the candidate will have to tell whether he is an Indian citizen or not? Also, the candidate will have to tell whether he has any Profit Office. The candidate must also tell that he is not a manager in any government company. The candidate, who is contesting the election, must also tell whether he was dismissed from the central or state government post because of mischief or other reasons.

At the same time, the Election Commission has given a comfort to the candidates, if the candidates want, they can also give details of the accounts of the email and social media in the nomination papers.

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