Poll spending limit for candidates enhanced by 10 per cent
The poll spending limit for candidates contesting the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections has been enhanced by 10 per cent.
The Centre has approved based on the recommendation of the Election Commission that contestants be allowed to spend more on campaigning, keeping in mind the difficulties they may face because of COVID-19 curbs.
The notification issued by the Law Ministry last night said the maximum expenditure a candidate can incur for campaigning in Lok Sabha polls is now Rs 77 lakh, earlier the amount was at Rs 70 lakh.
The last time it enhanced the expenditure ceiling ahead of the Lok Sabha polls in 2014.