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Expenditure on News management comes under scanning :SC

Expenditure on News management comes under scanning :SC

New Delhi: Candidates in the fray are required to disclose their properties and the sources upon which their political cultivation is intended to grow and that also includes the advertisement or news management in diffent channels ,observed by Supreme Court and viewed that it comes under the prerogative domain of election commissioner to inquire in to the manner of expenditure and so also the quantum .The Supreme Court on Monday said that the Election Commission was empowered to inquire into the allegation of paid news if the expenses for the same are not being reflected in the election return filed by the candidate. The apex court bench of Justice Surinder Singh Nijjar and Justice Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla said this while dismissing a plea by former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan.  Having held that EC can inquire into the allegation, the court dismissed the plea by Chavan who had challenged the Delhi high court order, holding that the commission can inquire into the allegations of paid news if same was not disclosed by the candidate in his election expanses returns. 

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