EC fixes rates of items used during campaigns

  • | Monday | 1st April, 2019

The cost of such allocations is Rs 2,000 per day,” the officer said.Posters, banners and stickers that have the names of candidates and parties will be charged accordingly. “Candidates may have to accommodate guests who turn up for rallies. So when a candidate files the expenditure report, the election expenditure observer will go through the details to determine if information presented by the candidate is correct,” another senior official from the district election office said.The expenditure chart has also set prices for hiring of hotel rooms. Also, all election rallies and meetings of parties will be recorded on video.Expenses observers, who will be keeping an eye on rallies, will take into account the goods beings used at election office and the numbers of people employed at the facilities by political parties.“All this will be used in calculation of expenses made by the candidate. Nashik: The Maharashtra State Election Commission has finalized prices of 143 items candidates are most likely to use during political campaigns this election season.The rate for a cup of tea has been set at Rs 10; a cup of coffee will be Rs 15; snacks are at Rs 12; and a non-vegetarian meal would be considered at the cost of Rs 150 per head.“Candidates can at most spend Rs 70 lakh during the election campaign.

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