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95 lakhs in the Lok Sabha and 40 lakhs in the Legislative Assembly; Increased election expenses

New Delhi
The Central Authorities has ordered a rise within the quantity that candidates can spend within the Lok Sabha and Meeting elections. Candidates can spend as much as Rs 95 lakh in Lok Sabha constituencies and as much as Rs 40 lakh in Meeting constituencies. When the utmost quantity that may very well be spent in 2014 was revised, it was Rs 70 lakh and Rs 28 lakh respectively. It has been briefly elevated to 10 per cent by 2020. In smaller states like Goa, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Union Territories, as much as Rs 75 lakh might be spent on Lok Sabha constituencies. In 2014, it was 54 lakh. As much as Rs 28 lakh might be spent in meeting constituencies. The rise was Rs 20 lakh.

The Central Election Fee (CEC) has authorised the report of the Niagara Committee to check the difficulty of elevating election bills. The rise will apply to all future elections.

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