Why have a limit of Rs 10 lakh?

On an average, candidates in Jharkhand spent only Rs 1.98 lakh, while the maximum limit is fixed at Rs 10 lakh

GN Bureau | February 4, 2010

The National Election Watch has dug up some interesting facts of the Jharkhand elections held last year. These include, average expenses of candidates were a mere Rs 1.98 lakh, though the election commission has fixed a limit of Rs 10 lakh. From the accounts that they have filed, it turns out that the Congress candidates spent the most, averaging Rs 5.42 lakh. The JD(U) came second with Rs 5.1 lakh and the BJP third with Rs 4.98 lakh. The maximum expenses declared by candidate was Rs 9.3 lakh while the lowest was a mere Rs 2,500!

The study also finds that 23% of candidates have not filed their expenditure details with the election commission yet.

The report is based on a survey of 46 constituencies, out of a total 81. The National Election Watch carried out the study with the help of Manthan Yuva Sansthan and Association for Democratic Reforms.



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