Expenditure limit for candidates in MCD polls 2022 increased
With the election of the 272 wards of three municipal corporations only a few months away, news has surfaced that the limit of expenditure incurred by a candidate in elections has been increased.
The State Election Commission of Delhi has increased the limit of expenditure to Rs 8 lakh from Rs 5.75 lakh.
“I, S K Srivastava, State Election Commissioner of NCT of Delhi, hereby fix the maximum limit of expenditure to be incurred by a candidate at an election to a ward of three municipal corporations of Delhi viz North Delhi, South Delhi and East Delhi, to be held hereafter as Rs 8 lakh,” said an order issued on Friday.
“…Now, it will be Rs 8 lakh this time,” a functionary of the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) told PTI on Sunday.
The date of the election is yet to be announced but many say it could be held in April. This time around half of the wards are reserved for women candidates. In Okhla, among its five wards, two wards, Zakir Nagar and Abul Fazal Enclave, have been reserved for women.
Preparations for the election has already begun with all parties have already started campaign to win hearts and minds of voters.