Summary:Election Expenses of MLAs from the Himachal Pradesh Assembly 2017 Elections

Summary and Highlights of Election Expenses of MLAs from the Himachal Pradesh Assembly 2017 Elections                 

  1. Less than 50% of the Limit:  Out of 68 MLAs analysed25(37%)  MLAs have declared election expenses of less than 50% of the expense limit of Rs. 28 lakhs in their constituency.
  2. Average Election Expenses: Based on the election expense declarations of 68 MLAs from Himachal Pradesh Assembly, the average amount of money spent by them in the elections is  Rs 15.26 lakhs, which is  55% of the expense limit.

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Figure: Party-wise Average Election Expenses (Rs. in lakhs)

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Figure: Break Down of Elections Expenses Incurred by MLAs

  

3.   Top 3 MLAs with highest Election Expenses: The details of top 3 MLAs who have declared the highest election expenses are given below:

S.No.

Name

District

Constituency

Party

Expense Limit(Rs.)

Total expenses incurred/ authorized (Rs.)

% of limit reached

1

KISHORI LAL

KULLU

ANNI

BJP

28,00,000
28 Lacs+

25,83,669
25 Lacs+

92%

2

RAJIV SAIZAL

SOLAN

KASAULI

BJP

28,00,000
28 Lacs+

24,58,389
24 Lacs+

88%

3

SH. HIRA LAL

MANDI

KARSOG

BJP

28,00,000
28 Lacs+

22,95,220
22 Lacs+

82%

Table: Top 3 MLAs with highest election expenditure

 

  1. MLAs with lowest Election Expenses:   The details of top 3 MLAs who have declared lowest election expenses are given below:

S.No.

Name

District

Constituency

Party

Expense Limit

Total expenses incurred/ authorized (Rs.)

% of limit reached

1

MOHAN LAL BRAKTA

SHIMLA

ROHRU

INC

28,00,000
28 Lacs+

3,88,657
3 Lacs+

14%

2

ANIRUDH SINGH

SHIMLA

KASUMPTI

INC

28,00,000
28 Lacs+

6,48,950
6 Lacs+

23%

3

NARINDER THAKUR

HAMIRPUR

HAMIRPUR

BJP

28,00,000
28 Lacs+

7,10,735
7 Lacs+

25%

Table: 3 MLAs with lowest election expenditure

5.   Break Down of Sources of Funds Raised by MLAs

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Figure: Percentage Break-down of  Funds Raised by MLAs

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Summary and Highlights of Election Expenses of MLAs from the Gujarat Assembly 2017 Elections

                 

  1. Less than 50% of the Limit:  Out of 182 MLAs analysed54(30%)  MLAs have declared election expenses of less than 50% of the expense limit 
    of Rs. 28 lakhs

     in their constituency.

  2. Average Election Expenses: Based on the election expense declarations of 182 MLAs from Gujarat Assembly, the average amount of money spent by them in the elections is  Rs 16.45 lakhs, which is  59% of the expense limit.

 

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Figure: Party-wise Average Election Expenses (Rs. in lakhs)

 

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Figure: Break Down of Elections Expenses Incurred by MLAs

 

3. MLAs who have exceeded the Election Expenditure Limit:  There are two MLAs who have exceeded  the expense limit. Rajendrasinh Ranjitsinh Chavda (BJP) from Himatnagar has exceeded the expense limit by Rs. 5, 78,309. Dindor Kuberbhai Manusukhbhai(BJP) from Santrampur constituency has exceeded the expense limit by Rs.95,766.The details of these two MLAs are given below: 

 
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S.No.

Name

District

Constituency

Party

Expenditure incurred/authorized by MLA

Expense Limit(Rs.)

Total expenses  incurred/ authorized (Rs.)

Excess Expenditure Incurred (Rs.)

% of limit reached

MLA/his election agent     (Rs.)

By Political Party (Rs.)

Any other association/body of persons/  individual (Rs.)

1

RAJENDRASINH RANJITSINH CHAVDA

SABARKANTHA

HIMATNAGAR

BJP

22,38,900

11,04,709

34,700

2800000                  28 Lacs+

*33,78,309                  33 Lacs+

578309                5 Lacs+

121%

2

DINDOR KUBERBHAI MANSUKHBHAI

MAHISAGAR

SANTRAMPUR (ST)

BJP

23,76,746

5,19,020

0

2800000                  28 Lacs+

2895766                    28 Lacs+

95766                95 Thou+

103%

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                                                                                                         Table:  MLAs who have exceededthe election expenditure limit

* The MLA has provided the total expenditure incurred as Rs.1, 46,755 in his affidavit. However, when we calculate the expenditure incurred by MLA/his agent; by political party and by any other association, body of persons/individual, it totals up to Rs. 33, 78,309

  1. MLAs with lowest Election Expenses:   The details of top 3 MLAs who have declared lowest election expenses are given below:

S.No.

Name

District

Constituency

Party

Expenditure incurred/authorized by MLA

Expense Limit(Rs.)

Total expenses
incurred/ authorized (Rs.)

% of limit reached

MLA/his
electionagent(Rs.)

By Political Party (Rs.)

Any other association/
body of persons/
individual(Rs.)

1

RATANSINH MAGANSINH RATHOD

MAHISAGAR

LUNAWADA

IND

3,00,568

0

0

28,00,000
28 Lacs+

3,00,568
3 Lacs+

11%

2

THAKOR BHARATJI SONAJI

MAHESANA

BECHARAJI

INC

3,81,719

0

0

28,00,000
28 Lacs+

3,81,719
3 Lacs+

14%

3

JIGNESHKUMAR NATVARLAL MEVANI

BANASKANTHA

VADGAM (SC)

IND

5,20,553

0

0

28,00,000
28 Lacs+

5,20,553
5 Lacs+

19%

Table: MLAs with lowest election expenditure

5.   Break Down of Sources of Funds Raised by MLAs

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Figure: Percentage Break-down of  Funds Raised by MLAs

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