ELEC­TION EX­PEN­DI­TURE

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` 125 crore:

Amount likely to be spent on the Navi Mumbai Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (NMMC) elec­tions, po­lit­i­cal par­ties and can­di­dates in the up­com­ing civic body elec­tions, mak­ing it the most ex­pen­sive elec­toral ex­er­cise in the city’s his­tory

` 5.32 crore:

Amount the civic body will spend to hold the elec­tions

` 4 lakh:

The elec­tion com­mis­sion has fixed as poll ex­pense limit for each can­di­date con­test­ing in the ‘C’ cat­e­gory mu­nic­i­pal cor­po­ra­tion elec­tions

` 20-25 lakh: Can­di­date will spend on cam­paign­ing for 12 days

“In a bid to lure vot­ers,

can­di­dates are likely to spend huge amounts on elec­torates’ food and pil­grim­age. Sev­eral can­di­dates have al­ready spent a huge amount on civic ameni­ties, in­clud­ing con­struc­tion of roads and pro­vid­ing am­bu­lances, be­fore get­ting party tick­ets.”

A po­lit­i­cal ob­server

IN THE FRAY

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