TN leaders spent less than limit set during polls
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Last Updated: Wednesday, June 22, 2011, 10:37
  
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.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, June 22, 2011, 10:37


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