Poll-O-Meter: Dumped suggestions

Picture Credit - commons.wikimedia.org/ Jaffar Theekkathir

Curious suggestions came before the 1967 polls on bringing down campaign expenses. 

One of them was that the Election Commission (EC) should prepare posters with names of all candidates and display them at suitable places in each seat. 

Another was that the EC should print a pamphlet containing the manifestos of all parties and send it to voters. 

Both the suggestions were binned by the EC, which felt that these would be an “enormous and wasteful expense” which would not reduce candidates’ expenses.

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