Analysis of Election Expenditure and Vote Share – Southern Region

Summary and Highlights

Analysis on the basis of election expenditure

v  In the southern region analysed, only MLAs of Kerala has spent more than 50 % of the expenditure limit.

v  Among the Southern States which have gone for elections in the last 5 years (2013-2018), it has been observed that MLAs have spent the most on the vehicles used for campaign. They have spent only 8% on the campaigning through print and electronic media.

Analysis on the basis of Vote Share

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None of the political parties/ alliances of political parties forming the government have won with more than 50% of vote share

v  Among these, Andhra Pradesh has the highest vote share by an elected government i.e. 49.9% while Telangana has the lowest i.e. 43.3 %.

Analysis on the basis of cases related to Electoral Malpractices

v  Out of 1356 MLAs all over India with declared criminal cases, 128 have declared cases related to electoral malpractices such as bribery (171E), undue influence or personation at an election (171F and 171 C), illegal payments in connection with elections (171 H) etc.

v  Out of these 128 MLAs, 44(34%) are from the Southern region.

v  Among these 44 MLAs, 20 are from Karnataka, 11 from Tamil Nadu, 6 from Telangana, 5 from Andhra Pradesh and 2 from Puducherry.

v  41(93%) out these 44 MLAs have won with more than 40% of vote share in their respective constituencies.

​​Contact Details

 

 

National Election Watch/Association for Democratic Reforms

 

Media and Journalist Helpline

 

+91 80103 94248

Email:adr@adrindia.org

Maj.Gen. Anil Verma (Retd)

Head

National Election Watch,

Association for Democratic Reforms

011 4165 4200,

+91 88264 79910

adr@adrIndia.org,

anilverma@adrindia.org

Prof Jagdeep Chhokar

IIM Ahmedabad (Retd.)

Founder Member,

National Election Watch, Association for Democratic

Reforms

+91 99996 20944

jchhokar@gmail.com

 

Prof Trilochan Sastry

IIM Bangalore

Founder Member,

National Election Watch,

Association for Democratic Reforms

+91 94483 53285

trilochans@iimb.ac.in

 

 

Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Election Watch

Mr. Rakesh Reddy Dubbudu
+91-98854-19012
rakesh@bhumi.in     

 

Karnataka Election Watch

Prof Trilochan Sastry

IIM Bangalore

Founder Member,

National Election Watch,

Association for Democratic Reforms

+91 94483 53285

trilochans@iimb.ac.in

 

Dr. R. Balasubramaniam
+91-94480-79611
drrbalu@gmail.com

Mr. Harish Narasappa
harish@dakshindia.org

 

 

Kerala Election Watch

Mr T. Ravindran
+91-93493-33458
ravindran.trn@gmail.com

 

Puducherry Election Watch

P. Joseph Victor Raj
+91-94860-86938
vrhope@gmail.com

 

Tamil Nadu Election Watch

Dr. Sudarsan Padmanabhan
+91-044 2257-426
+91-94447-82884
padmanab@gmail.com

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