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'Fans of Sunny Deol' costs him Rs 174,644

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

A page titled 'Fans of Sunny Deol' costs the and BJP candidate from Punjab's seat Rs 174,644 and this amount was included in his poll expenditure, it was announced on Wednesday.

Acting on the complaint of the on May 6, said an inquiry was conducted by a of the Media Certification and Monitoring Committee of

A notice was also served on the admin of 'Fans of Sunny Deol' page and the BJP candidate to seek their explanation, but both failed to reply within the timeframe.

He said the monitoring committee decided to add Rs 174,644 to the expenditure of

Complainant Himanshu Pathak, who is the vice-president, said had not given information about this to the Election Commission, which is mandatory.

He said the page was created on on April 30, through which lakhs of rupees were being spent on Deol's

Deol, 62, is a Bharatiya Janata Party-Akali Dal alliance candidate from Gurdaspur, the seat represented four times by Vinod Khanna, who passed away due to cancer in April 2017.



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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 19:14 IST