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State wise Expenditure limit for Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha in India

In order to restrict the influence of the money in the election the Election Commission of India has set elections expenditure limit by amending Rule 90 of the Conduct of Election Rules, 1961. The poll expenditure limit has been set at Rs. 70 lakh for each Lok Sabha constituency in bigger states and Rs. 54. lakh in smaller states.
Apr 17, 2019 13:15 IST
    Voters in India

    As we know that around 900 million people will cast their vote in the 17th Lok Sabha polls. This the reason that India is called the largest democracy of the world. But there is a proverb for Indian election that the elections of India are based on the 3Ms i.e. Money, Mind and Muscles.

    But in order to give equal opportunity to everyone in the elections without any discrimination of poor & rich ; the Election Commission of India has made all around efforts to ensure free and fair elections.

    As we know that the cost of printing election material is increasing that is the reason that the Election Commission has raised the election expenditure limit for the Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha in 2014.

    The Election Commission has set elections expenditure limit by amending Rule 90 of the Conduct of Election Rules, 1961. The ceiling on poll expenditure has been raised from Rs. 40 lakh to Rs. 70 lakh for each Lok Sabha constituency in bigger states and from Rs. 22 lakh to Rs. 54 lakh in smaller states.

    The Bigger State Includes;

    1. Uttar Pradesh

    2. Maharashtra

    3. Tamil Nadu

    4. West Bengal

    5. Karnataka

    6. Bihar

    7. Madhya Pradesh etc.

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    Smaller State Includes;

    1. Goa

    2. Sikkim

    3. Arunachal Pradesh

    4. All Union Territories except Delhi

    The Election Commission has revised the expenditure cap every five years by convention. Earlier it was revised last in 2011, when the ceiling for a Lok Sabha seat was raised from Rs. 25 lakh to Rs. 40 lakh.

    Main components of the election expenditure are;

    1. Expenses on public meeting and processions,

    2. Campaigning through electronic and print media,

    3. Expense on campaign workers

    4. Expense on vehicles used and

    5. Expense on campaign materials

    In this article we have listed all the Indian states with their election expenditure limit in the Loksabha and Vidhan Sabha Elections.

     Name of State/Union Territory

     Maximum limit of Election Expense

      Parliamentary Constituency

    Assembly Constituency

     1. Andhra Pradesh

    70,00,000

    28,00,000

     2. Arunachal Pradesh

    54,00,000

    20,00,000

     3. Assam

    70,00,000

    28,00,000

     4. Bihar

    70,00,000

    28,00,000

     5. Chhattisgarh

    70,00,000

    20,00,000

     6. Goa

    54,00,000

    28,00,000

     7. Gujarat

    70,00,000

    28,00,000

     8. Haryana

    70,00,000

    28,00,000

     9. Himachal Pradesh

    70,00,000

    28,00,000

     10. Jammu and Kashmir

    70,00,000

    28,00,000

     11. Jharkhand

    70,00,000

    28,00,000

     12. Karnataka

    70,00,000

    28,00,000

     13. Kerala

    70,00,000

    28,00,000

     14. Madhya Pradesh

    70,00,000

    28,00,000

     15. Maharashtra

    70,00,000

    28,00,000

     16. Manipur

    70,00,000

    20,00,000

     17. Meghalaya

    70,00,000

    20,00,000

     18. Mizoram

    70,00,000

    20,00,000

     19. Nagaland

    70,00,000

    20,00,000

     20. Orissa

    70,00,000

    28,00,000

     21. Punjab

    70,00,000

    28,00,000

     22. Rajasthan

    70,00,000

    28,00,000

     23. Sikkim

    54,00,000

    20,00,000

     24. Tamil Nadu

    70,00,000

    28,00,000

     25. Tripura

    70,00,000

    20,00,000

     26. Uttar Pradesh

    70,00,000

    28,00,000

     27. Uttarakhand

    70,00,000

    28,00,000

     28. West Bengal

    70,00,000

    28,00,000

     29. Telangana             70,00,000        28,00,000

     Union Territories

    Name of State/Union

    Territory

    Minimum limit of Election Expense in any one

     Parliamentary Constituency

    Assembly Constituency

     1. Andaman & Nicobar

    54,00,000

     2. Chandigarh

    54,00,000

     3. Dadra and Nagar Haveli

    54,00,000

     4. Daman & Diu

    54,00,000

     5. Delhi

    70,00,000

    28,00,000

     6. Lakshadweep

    54,00,000

     7. Pondicherry

    54,00,000

    20,00,000

    Increase in the number of polling stations, voters and increase in the cost inflation index were some of the reasons cited for hiking the expenditure ceiling.

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