Joint Chief Electoral Officer Shri Rajesh Kaul said that 161 notifications have been issued by returning officers to various candidates in the suspected paid news case in state under Vidhan Sabha Election 2018.
Fifteen candidates have accepted the news mentioned in the notification issued by the returning officer as paid news and have accepted addition of the amount of paid news in their election expenditure.
The District level Media Certification and Monitoring Committee has given the order of addition of the paid news amount in 146 cases so far to the concerned candidates’ election expenses
Six appeals against the orders made by District Level Media Certification and Monitoring Committee, Ujjain and Betul have been received by the State Level Media Certification and Monitoring Committee.
The Committee has withstood the decision of the District Level Committee while hearing the case.>