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June 12, 2024 11:57 pm

Candidates must submit election expenditure details within one-month post results: Haryana CEO

The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, May 31

Candidates contesting the Lok Sabha General Elections-2024 and Karnal Assembly by-elections in Haryana will have to submit the details of their election expenditure to the office of the District Election Officer within one month after the results are declared on June 4, 2024.

According to the Election Commission of India, candidates who do not submit the details of election expenditure within the stipulated time period may be declared ineligible to contest elections in the future.

Haryana Chief Electoral Officer Anurag Agarwal informed that this time the maximum limit of election expenditure for the Lok Sabha general elections was fixed at Rs 95 lakh per candidate, whereas for the assembly elections, this limit was Rs 40 lakh.

He stated that as per the rules, the calculation of election expenditure starts as soon as the candidate files the nomination form.

For this purpose, the candidate has to keep a separate account of their daily election expenditure in a diary and also has to open a separate bank account.The calculation of expenditure continues until the election process is completed. During this period, no candidate can spend more money than the prescribed limit.

Agarwal emphasized that as soon as the results of the Lok Sabha general elections and Karnal Assembly by-elections are declared on June 4, 2024, the candidates must submit details of their election expenses within one month from that date.

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