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EC issues notice to 15 parties on poll spending

EC issues notice to 15 parties on poll spending
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First Published: Fri, Apr 23 2010. 11 53 PM IST
Updated: Fri, Apr 23 2010. 11 53 PM IST
New Delhi: The Election Commission of India (EC) has issued a showcause notice to 15 political parties for not furnishing their expense statements for the expenditure incurred by them during the 2009 Lok Sabha election.
The parties—which include the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, the Rashtriya Janata Dal, the Janata Dal (Secular) and the All India Forward Bloc—have to submit their responses to the commission by next Thursday.
Thirty-one political parties had submitted the required statements. It is mandatory for the parties to file the details of expenses incurred by them within three months of the general elections.
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First Published: Fri, Apr 23 2010. 11 53 PM IST
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