NEW DELHI: V S Sampath, who succeeded S Y Quraishi as the
eighteenth Chief Election Commissioner of India, today called
on media to play a key role in providing the Commission with
timely and accurate information and constructive criticism
of our actions.
Noting that Information is the currency of democracy, he said
he looked forward to "your (media's) continued support
in the days to come.
as checking use of money power in elections as one of his
priorities, he said legal expenses including those on publishing
posters should be kept within the ceiling limits, while simultaneously
ensuring that illegal expenses like bribing the voters with
cash or kind is effectively prevented.