Delhi Congress Candidates Got Rs 12.2 Crore As Election Expenses: Poll Body

The doc was put within the public area by the Election Fee just lately. (Representational)

New Delhi:

The Congress paid over Rs 12 crore to its candidates to satisfy bills within the Delhi meeting polls held earlier this 12 months, in response to submissions by the occasion earlier than the Election Fee.

In its “half election expenditure” assertion submitted to the ballot panel in March on the “lump sum quantity” paid to candidates for the February polls, the occasion mentioned it gave Rs 12,25,00,000 to its 64 candidates, all of whom misplaced with some forfeiting their safety deposits.

The doc, signed by Congress normal secretary Motilal Vora, was put within the public area by the EC just lately.

The Congress had left among the seats to its ally RJD within the Delhi meeting election held on February eight this 12 months.

The lump sum quantity paid to every of the candidates by the occasion diverse from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 25 lakh. Many of the funds have been made in two installments.

A candidate contesting meeting polls in Delhi can’t spend past Rs 28 lakh as election expense.

There isn’t any election expenditure restrict or ceiling for political events.

The quantity paid by political events to their candidates to satisfy election expenditure is mirrored within the statements submitted by each to the EC after the polls.

The Aam Aadmi Celebration received 62, whereas the Bharatiya Janata Celebration took the remaining eight of the 70 seats within the Delhi elections.

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