Bhubaneswar, Nov 15: The State Election Commission of Odisha has raised poll expenditure limit for candidates contesting for sarpanch, panchayat samiti members and Zilla Parishad members.
While a candidate contesting for Zilla Parishad member can spend upto Rs 5 lakh, the maximum expenditure limit for candidates contesting for sarpanch and panchayat samiti members will be Rs 2 lakh.
Besides limit on use of vehicles by candidates has also been increased. Similarly, polling time for the forthcoming panchayat election increased by an hour. Polling in each booth will take place between 7am and 1 pm.