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Tag: Poll Expenditure

Congress questions BJP over its poll expenditure

New Delhi: The Congress on Friday said that the BJP spent around Rs 28,000 crore of the total Rs 60,000 crore spent by all political parties during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, and demanded that the BJP disclose the details of the source of the money. Addressing a press conference at the party headquarters here, […]

BJD poll funding row: Hearing on recall petition on July 27; BJP moves EC

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court will hold its final hearing on July 27 on the recall petition filed by Ganjam Collector in connection with the alleged poll fund irregularities by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. “The Court has set July 27 for final hearing of the case. The Collector in his petition cited that notice issued […]

BJP team meets IT commissioner seeking probe into BJD's poll funds 

Bhubaneswar: A five-member team of Odisha BJP today moved the Income Tax Commissioner seeking a thorough inquiry into the alleged discrepancies in the data of ruling BJD’s election expenditure. “Crores of rupees from in and outside the State have come to BJD account from unknown sources. The money mostly came from chit fund companies. We […]

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Parties take advantage of chink in poll expenditure norms

Bhubaneswar: Even though all the three major political parties are blaming each other for undertaking extravagant campaigning, one thing is clear that loopholes in the guidelines set by the State Election Commission (SEC) on poll expenditures are being blatantly exploited. Though the poll expenditure limits are applicable to the candidates, it is not applicable to […]

Panchayat polls: SEC calls all-party meeting tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission has called all-party meeting tomorrow to discuss various issues relating to the ensuing Panchayat polls in Odisha scheduled in February next year. “The Commission has called an all-party meeting at 4 PM tomorrow to discuss about the preparation and management of panchayat polls,” Rabindranath Sahu, secretary, SEC, told media persons […]