Delhi High Court directs Election Commission to hear complaint against Modi’s election expenses

Smrithi Suresh August 5 2015

The Delhi High Court today directed the Election Commission (EC) to look into a complaint filed against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The complaint alleged that Modi had submitted “incorrect poll expenses” during his election campaign for the Lok Sabha Elections of 2014.

The direction came following a petition filed by Rajesh Mishra and Congress MP from Varanasi Prajapati Nath, through advocate KC Mittal. The petition stated that while Modi declared that around 32 lakhs were sent on the Varanasi campaign, the actual figure was above 70 lakhs.

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