Income Tax Department sets up control room to watch expenses during Bihar Polls

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Patna (Bihar), Sep 28 (ANI): The Directorate General of Income Tax (Investigation) Department has opened a control room in Bihar's Patna city to receive information and keep a close watch on poll expenditure by the candidates during the Assembly polls in the State.

It has been reported that the control room will keep a close watch on distribution of undisclosed cash and other articles and ostentatious election expenditure in the name of ceremonies and anniversaries.

The control room will be opened till November 26 and people can approach it on toll free telephone number 1800-345-6349 along with telephone and fax number 0612-2504538.

The Income Tax Department, under the mandate given by the Election Commission of India, can take necessary action as per the provision of the Income Tax Act.

The six-phase poll for 243 seats in Bihar begins from October 21 and concludes November 20.

The first phase of elections will take place on October 21 for 47 state assembly seats, the second phase on October 24 for 45 seats, the third phase on October 28 for 48 seats, the fourth on November1 for 42 seats, the fifth phase on November 9 for 25 seats and the sixth and last phase on November 20 for 26 seats.

Counting of votes will take place on November 24.

Bihar has over 5.5 crore voters, who will exercise their franchise through Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). (ANI)

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