TN leaders spent less than limit set during polls

AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa, DMK president M Karunanidhi and others spent far less than the limit set by the EC for expenses during Assembly Elections.

Chennai: AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa, DMK
president M Karunanidhi, his son MK Stalin and DMDK chief
Vijayakanth spent far less than the limit set by the Election
Commission for poll-related expenses during the April 13
Assembly Elections.

Though the EC had set a limit of Rs 16 lakh for election-
related expenses, Jayalalithaa spent Rs 9.60 lakh, while her
arch-rival Karunanidhi expended Rs 4.47 lakh -- not even half
the amount used by the AIADMK leader, as per their poll
expenditure details submitted to the Election Commission.

Out of the total expenditure, Jayalalithaa, who contested
from Srirangam constituency, spent majority of her money (Rs
65,700) on vehicles and campaigning through electronic media
and print media (Rs 58,300), her expenditure details said.

She had spent Rs 32,200 for erecting cutouts and
posters in her constituency.

Karunanidhi, who contested from Tiruvarur constituency,
had spent Rs 4.47 lakh, of which Rs 1 lakh was towards
campaign through electronic media, posters and cutouts.

The 88-year-old had spent Rs 1.92 lakh for vehicles
while Rs 45,000 was spent on public meetings and rallies.

Stalin, who contested from Kolathur constituency, has
shown an expenditure of Rs 3.32 lakh, including Rs 66,700 for
public meetings and rallies, Rs 80,440 on campaign material.
His miscellaneous expenses were Rs 1.48 lakh.

Vijayakant, who contested from Rishivandhiyam
constituency, spent Rs 7.97 lakh, of which Rs 1.58 lakh was
for vehicle expenses. He spent Rs 1.73 lakh on public meetings
and Rs 60,625 on campaigns. His miscellaneous expenditure was
Rs 3.62 lakh, according to his expenditure details.


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