Deol overspends in LS polls, gets notice

Gurdaspur Deputy Commissioner-cum-Returning Officer has issued a notice to MP Sunny Deol, seeking an explanation for the excess expenditure incurred by him while campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections.
The notice was issued by DC-cum-RO Vipul Ujwal after discrepancies in the MP’s accounts were found by two expenditure observers Aditya Bajpai and Rajesh Dhanishta.

At present, both these officials are camping in Gurdaspur.The constituency had two observers because it comprises two revenue districts of Pathankot and Gurdaspur.Against the limit of Rs 70 lakh fixed by the Election Commission (EC), the MP is said to have spent more than Rs 80 lakh on his campaign.“It’s not only Deol who is being questioned. This is a pan-India exercise and explanation is being sought from every candidate who crossed their expenditure limit,” the DC said.

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