The official machinery is getting ready to hold the elections to the Eluru Municipal Corporation of Eluru (EMC) and six other municipalities in West Godavari district on March 30 in line with the court direction.

Collector Siddharth Jain on Tuesday took stock of the election arrangements at a review meeting with the police and the Revenue personnel. The phase of nominations is scheduled to commence from March 10. Mr. Jain, also District Election Officer, expressed his resolve to hold the elections in a free and fair manner beyond the influence of money, liquor and muscle power.

He said the candidates contesting in the municipal elections would come under the scanner of the Election Commission from the commencement of the nomination phase and their expenditure was subjected to audit from then on.

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