BJP And Congress Election Expense : BJP has spent more than Rs 344.27 crore in assembly elections held in five states – Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Manipur and Uttarakhand this year. Along with this, 218.26 crore rupees were spent by the party in these states last time. This information has been received from the report submitted by the BJP to the Election Commission. We also give you information about the amount spent by Congress. Congress spent Rs 194.80 crore in these five states in 2022 and the party spent Rs 108.14 crore in 2017.
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The figures show that the highest amount of Rs 221.32 crore spent by the BJP across the five states was in UP, where the party returned to power with a slim majority. The party’s election expenditure in UP during the 2022 elections was 26 percent higher than the 2017 figure of Rs 175.10 crore.
Rs 36.70 crore spent in Punjab
On the other hand, talking about Punjab, BJP spent Rs 7.43 crore in the 2017 assembly elections and this amount increased 5 times in the year 2022. In 2022, the party spent Rs 36.70 crore here. Even so, BJP has won only 2 seats in Punjab. In 2017, BJP won 1 seat in Punjab.
How much election expenditure was incurred in Goa, Manipur and Uttarakhand?
In Goa The party spent Rs 19.07 crore on elections this year, four times more than the Rs 4.37 crore spent in 2017. In Manipur, the party spent Rs 23.52 crore in 2022 and in Uttarakhand, Rs 43.67 crore in 2022 assembly elections. The BJP returned to power in Goa, Manipur and Uttarakhand.
A major part of the party’s total election expenditure in the five states was spent on leaders’ trips, public meetings, processions and campaigns. The party also spent around Rs 12 crore on virtual campaigning in five state assembly elections. > State level details of Congress party’s election expenditure are not available. The Congress "Virtual campaigns through social media platforms/apps and other means" 15.67 crore has been reported to be spent on Let us tell you that political parties contesting Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha elections are required to keep an account of all the amount collected in cash, check or draft or in kind from the date of announcement of the election till the last date. They Within 75 days of the Vidhan Sabha elections and 90 days after the Lok Sabha elections, the details of your election expenses will also have to be submitted to the Election Commission.
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