Karnataka election: each candidate can spend up to Rs 28L on poll expenses

Each candidate, who will contest Assembly polls in Karnataka, can spend up to Rs 28 lakh, said the Election Commission on Tuesday.

However, the EC said there was no upper limit in spending by political parties.

"As per the revised ceilings, the maximum limit of election expenses for the Assembly constituencies is Rs 28 lakh per candidate for the state of Karnataka," OP Rawat, Chief Election Commissioner, told the media here.

All candidates are required to furnish their accounts of expenditure within 30 days of the declaration of results.

"All political parties sponsoring candidates for the Legislative Assembly elections are required to maintain day-to-day accounts of all elections campaign expenses and submit the accounts to the Commission within 75 days of the completion of such elections. Such accounts will be uploaded on the website of the Commission for public viewing," he said.

The commission will appoint expenditure observers and assistant expenditure observers for each constituency.

Control room and a complaint monitoring centers with 24-hour toll-free numbers will be operative during the entire election process.

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