BJP MP Sunny Deol to get EC notice, may lose seat for overspending during campaign

The Hush Post | 14:00 | One-minute read

Actor-Politian Sunny Deol may be pulled up by the Election Commission (EC) for overspending during his campaigning. The newly elected BJP MP from Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat has allegedly spent more than the limit of Rs 70 lakh of expenses for election campaign.

The EC is mulling over the decision to issue a notice to Sunny Deol who has apparently spent Rs 80 lakh in campaigning for his election debut.

The poll watchdog has received complaints against Sunny Deol exceeding the expenditure limits set by them.

According to the Election Commission crossing the expense limits may invite strict action against such MPs.

The EC holds the rights to suspend such a candidate’s membership of the Parliament for overspending and declare the runner-up candidate as the winner.

BJP had fielded Sunny Deol as its candidate for the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat in a major gamble just days ahead of the elections. Sunny Deol contested against Punjab Congress Chief Sunil Jakhar and defeated him with a margin of over 80,000 votes in the Congress bastion Punjab.

The Gurdaspur seat was earlier held by another actor-politician Vinod Khanna whose passing away required BJP to look for another face.

Sunny Deol took oath on Tuesday as an MP amid cheers and slogans like ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ from the treasury benches.

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