Poll Expenses

  • EC can probe paid news, disqualify those lying about poll expenses: SC May 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday said that the Election Commission can probe complaints of paid news and disqualify candidates lying about their poll expenses. The remarks came in the backdrop of former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan challenging Election Commission jurisdiction to probe his poll expenses. The Supreme Court...
  • Black money may account for 1/3rd of Rs 30k crore poll expenses April 1, 2014

    As general elections draw closer, 'unaccounted money' may account for over one-third of total Rs 30,000 crore estimated to be spent on these polls, a study says. The estimated Rs 30,000 crore total spending -- which includes official estimates for elections as also unaccounted money spent by parties and their candidates...
  • Now, social media publicity expenditure in poll expense ambit too February 13, 2014

    Candidates contesting the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections will now also have to reveal the expenditure incurred for publicity on social networking sites, an official said on Thursday. This follows a decision by the Election Commission of India (ECI) to bring social media and websites under the ambit of publicity tools like...
  • MP: EC to monitor daily expenses of assembly poll candidates September 10, 2013

    An election expenses monitoring system would be set up to monitor day-to-day poll expenses of candidates during Assembly polls to be held in Madhya Pradesh this year. The Election Commission has asked candidates to maintain a daily account of their election expenses and the details would have to be presented within...
  • Will reply to EC notice on poll expense on July 6: Munde July 1, 2013

    Beed: Senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde, who courted a controversy over his poll spending remark said he would reply to the show cause notice served on him by the Election Commission on the issue on July 6. "I will reply to the Election Commission's notice on July 6... I will...
  • Monitor poll expenses strictly: EC to state CEOs April 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The Election Commision on Wednesday laid stress on strengthening election expenditure monitoring mechanism and asked polls officials to focus on training of its officials in this regard. On the concluding day of the two-day conference of chief electoral officials (CEOs), top EC officials asked the CEOs of states...