Former legislator Samrite has requested the EC to give him Rs 75 lakh or help him secure a bank loan of this amount
In his letter to District Election Officer Deepak Arya, Samrite said, “The Election Commission of India has fixed the upper expenditure limit at Rs 75 lakh for Lok Sabha elections. I do not have so much money to contest the polls. I urge Election Commission either provide me Rs 75 lakh or ask some bank to give me a loan. If not, then allow me to sell one of my kidneys.”
Kishor Samrite, a candidate from the Balaghat parliamentary constituency, in a letter to the District Electoral Officer has sought the permission citing his precarious financial condition.
“The maximum expenditure limit for the Lok Sabha elections is Rs 75 lakh, but I don’t have such a huge amount. Moreover, other candidates have thousands of crores’ properties and there are only 15 days left for campaigning. The crowdfunding is also not possible in this short time,” the letter reads.
“I am in the poll race after 10 years. I am financially weak. Hence, I want the EC’s help or its permission to sell my kidney,” he said.