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Lok Sabha Polls 2024 | Trivia: No money no problems

As per the EC, candidates can spend up to Rs 95 lakhs for Lok Sabha constituencies and Rs 40 lakh for Assembly seats. The cap is lower in some smaller Union Territories.
Last Updated : 02 May 2024, 02:49 IST
Last Updated : 02 May 2024, 02:49 IST

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Mahatma Gandhi permitted Baikunth Bhai Mehta to contest the 1935 elections to the Maharashtra assembly but stipulated that Mehta must do so without spending any money on the campaign.

Mehta followed the directive in letter and spirit and sent postcards to his electors, appealing for their votes. Belying sceptics, Mehta won his seat to become Finance Minister of the state.

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Published 02 May 2024, 02:49 IST

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