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.
Created On: Apr 17, 2019 13:15 IST
Modified On: Apr 18, 2019 16:08 IST
Voters in India
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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