Sunday, August 27, 2017
As the Nandyal by-election candidate Bhuma Brahmananda Reddy did not submit the expenditure incurred by the Star campaigners to the Election Commission, the EC has directed the concerned officials to include the expenditure incurred of Star campaigners in the account of TDP candidate.
According to sources, if the total expenditure of Star campaigners Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu, Hindupur MLA and actor Balakrishna will exceed Rs.28 lakhs.
The contesting candidate has to inform the Election Commission the list of the names of the Star campaigners immediately after the release of notification. If the candidate submits, the expenditure incurred by the Star campaigners will go to the account of the party and not to the account of the contesting candidate. With the late submission of the list, the EC has directed the SEO Bhanwarlal to include the expenditure in the account of the party’s candidate. Brahmananda Reddy has submitted the list to the EC a day ahead of the polling. In this background, if the expenditure reportedly exceeds Rs.28 lakhs, the candidate will have some problems.