Sunny Deols poll expenses found crossing 70 lakh limit EC issues notice

first_imgChandigarh: Film actor and Gurdaspur MP Sunny Deol has been asked to explain his poll expenditure during the recent Lok Sabha elections after it was found to have crossed the statutory limit of Rs 70 lakh, an official said on Wednesday.The notice to Deol to “reconcile” his poll expenditure account was issued by Gurdaspur District Election Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner Vipul Ujjwal. His poll expenditure was found to be more than Rs 70 lakh limit, said Ujjwal. Also Read – Cong may promise farm loan waiver in HaryanaDeol was elected MP from Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat. He defeated Congress nominee Sunil Jakhar with a margin of 82,459 votes. Though Ujjwal refused to comment on the election expenditure figure, official sources said as per preliminary calculations, Deol’s poll expenditure was found to be Rs 86 lakh. Ujjwal said the amount of Deol’s poll expenditure was not a final figure. We have issued a notice to him (Deol) for reconciliation of accounts and the final figure of the poll expenditure will be known only after the reconciliation and settlement of the accounts, he said. It is too early to comment on the overspending right now, added Ujjwal. Also Read – Modi formed OBC commission which earlier govts didn’t do: ShahFor Lok Sabha candidates, the statutory poll expenditure limit has been fixed at Rs 70 lakh. Deol’s poll expenditure was found to be in excess of the limit among all other candidates in the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha constituency, officials said. The reconciliation of accounts is likely to continue till June 22 and 23. Ujjwal further said after the elections, every candidate was issued notice for the reconciliation of their accounts. It is a normal statutory notice, he added. Earlier on May 15, the Election Commission had issued directions for adding Rs 1.74 lakh to Deol’s poll expenditure after he failed to respond to its query about a Facebook page being run in his support. The order had come on a complaint by the Punjab Congress, which claimed the Facebook page, ‘Fans of Sunny Deol’, was being run without any prior permission of the poll watchdog.last_img read more

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Bleak outlook in Houston could provide insight into what hurdles are ahead

Houston, Texas Wikimedia Commons by Crystal Laderas Posted Feb 8, 2016 8:12 am MDT A look at what’s happening in the Gulf Coast energy sector could be a window into what’s ahead for Alberta’s struggling economy.The city of Houston is seeing two sides to the economic downturn, with the white collar west feeling the pinch of the price of oil, while its east side reaps the benefits of the petrochemical sector.Dr. Bill Gilmer, the director of regional forecasting for the University of Houston says the NDP’s new program to finance petrochemical plants will help boost the economy, but it’s late in the petrochemical game.If you look at what’s happening in Houston, thousands of layoffs in the oil and gas sector are just temporarily being offset by hiring to build petrochemical facilities.“Twenty five hundred to 3,000 construction workers on site at the peak moment of construction, but then as you look at the long term employment, there might be one hundred jobs at the plant,” he said.Last week, the NDP said its Petrochemicals Diversification Program would create 3,000 jobs during construction of plants and 1,000 more once plants begin operations.Much like Houston, Calgary has already seen a large share of cuts within major oil companies.Dr. Gilmer says the stain of the falling price of oil is spilling onto to businesses in Houston that feed off the energy sector.He says retail and commercial businesses are closing and struggling to keep the lights on, and in a few months contractors will be out of work.He also points to Houston’s struggling housing sector, which continued to build luxury homes as it expected executives and high salary engineers to keep spending money. Bleak outlook in Houston could provide insight into what hurdles are ahead for Calgary AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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