Candidates can spend up to Rs 95 lakh in campaign

Bhopal: Chief Electoral Officer Shri Anupam Rajan said that the Election Commission of India has set the limit of election campaign expenditure for a candidate at Rs 95 lakh, for the Lok Sabha elections. For this, the candidate is required to open a separate account in the bank. Shri Rajan has said that all daily expenditure accounts will have to be maintained in the election expenditure register received from the Returning Officer. He said this at a review meeting on Tuesday arrended by senior officers of the district.

All posters, banners, pamphlets, handbills, even if they are printed/published before nomination, but are being used/displayed after nomination, will be added to the election expenses of the candidate. He informed that all expenses for commercial vehicles hired/rented for organizing the rally will be included in the publicity expenditure account. All expenses incurred on any rally attended by the candidate/display of photo/sharing of stage etc. will also be added to the election campaign expenditure account of the candidate.

99 pc voter slips distributed in 1st phase

CEO Anupam Rajan has said that voter slips have been distributed to more than 99 percent of the voters in the 6 parliamentary constituencies where voting is to be held in the first phase on April 19. The voter slip has a QR code also.

In the first phase, voting will be held on April 19 in 6 parliamentary constituencies including Sidhi, Shahdol (ST), Jabalpur, Mandla (ST), Balaghat and Chhindwara. The total number of voters here are one crore 13 lakh 9 thousand 638. Of these, voter slips containing QR codes have been distributed to 1 crore 12 lakh 18 thousand 550 voters. The distribution of voter slips has also started in the 7 parliamentary constituencies where voting is to be held in the second phase.

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