1. State funding of elections with strict vigil on the expenses/ to be extended to independents and upcoming political parties.
2. All expenditure irrespective of who paid it should be included in the expenditure of the candidate.
3. Appointment of a News Media Regulator a month before notification for the general election to avoid paid news, paid no news etc. and to ensure equitable representation to all parties in broadcast time, etc. over and above the conduct of free and fair election. Mechanism for
verification/auditing of return of expenditure and publicity of returns by candidates a system of check and cross check.