Shiv Sena demands increase in poll expenditure per candidate

Shiv Sena has demanded the Election Commission of India (ECI) to increase the election expenditure of each candidate from ₹28 crore to ₹70 crore

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Ahead of the upcoming Maharashtra assembly polls, Shiv Sena has demanded the Election Commission of India (ECI) to increase the election expenditure of each candidate from ₹28 crore to ₹70 crore.

This comes during the Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora’s visit to Maharashtra. Arora along with an ECI team is reviewing the poll preparations in the state. The Maharashtra assembly elections are due in October. 

Similarly, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has urged the same. Earlier, Mumbai NCP chief Nawab Malik had said that they will submit a memoredum to ECI to increase the poll expenditure limit. 

During his visit, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora along with election commissioners Ashok Lavasa and Sushil Chandra met the officials indulged in election work and the public representatives. 

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Shiv Sena leader Anil Desai, who is also a Rajya Sabha MP, made the demand to increase poll expenditure per candidate to ₹70 crore during the meeting. 

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