EC notice to Munde on poll remark

Published: 30th June 2013 09:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th June 2013 09:49 AM   |  A+A-

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BJP leader Gopinath Munde (PTI file photo)

BJP leader Gopinath Munde has landed himself in the soup over his remarks that he spent over Rs 8 crore in the last elections. The Election Commission (EC) has taken cognizance of his statement and is likely to issue him a notice to explain his statement, as the money allegedly spent is way above the prescribed limit.

Munde is the deputy leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha. Congress leader’s demanded that he be disqualified over his comments.  Calling for Munde’s disqualification Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam said, “The expenditure limit on the Lok Sabha election was Rs 25 lakh and Munde spent Rs 7.75 crore more than the limit. I will urge the EC to call Munde for enquiry and take action against him.”

Another Congress leader Satyabrat Chaturvedi said that the EC should take appropriate action as Munde himself had accepted that he violated the election law.

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