AGARTALA, April 18 - BJP candidate for East Tripura Parliamentary constituency Rebati Tripura was served notice for spending more than upper cap of expenditure by a Lok Sabha candidate, sources confirmed here on Thursday.
As per Election Commission of India (ECI) guideline, a candidate, who is contesting Lok Sabha election, is allowed to spend Rs 70 lakh, but Rebati Tripura, the BJP nominee for East Tripura LS seat has reportedly spent more than the upper limit of poll expenditure prescribed by ECI. Returning Officer (RO) Vikash Singh has already issued a notice to the BJP candidate asking him to explain why he is spending more than that of upper limit of poll expenditure.
However, Rebati Tripura has denied receiving any such notice from the RO of East Tripura Lok Sabha constituency. BJP spokesman Nabendra Bhattcharjee on Thursday said receiving such a notice during the electoral battle is not a surprise at all. �If Tripura receives notice, he will surely explain�, he said.
Tripura might have spent more for campaign and crossed the upper limit but it will not impact his campaign as the party could spend as much as it desires but proper statement should be submitted before the Expenditure Observers, he added.