Panchayat polls: SEC hikes expenditure limit of candidates
Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission (SEC) today increased the expenditure limit of the candidates for the upcoming Panchayat Elections in Odisha scheduled in February next year.
As per the new guidelines, a Zilla Parishad candidates’ expenditure limit has been increased to a maximum of Rs 2 lakh from Rs 1.5 lakh while for Panchayat Samiti member and Sarpanch the expenditure limit has been set at Rs 80,000 respectively.
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Notably, 6,805 panchayats will go to polls along with 853 Zilla Parishads.