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India: An Independent Assesment of 2019 National (Parliamentary) Election Expenditure - CMS Report

6 June 2019

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The 2019 general (Parliamentary) election in India seems to be the most expensive election ever, anywhere. The estimates [of $8.65 billion] in this report by Centre for Media Studies (CMS) are based on traceable expenses. There is need to seriously deliberate this poll expenditure phenomena.

download the full report here:

A CMS REPORT - Poll Expenditure, The 2019 Elections
Centre for Media Studies (CMS), New Delhi - May 2019

[ The official expenditure reports for 2019 by the Election Commission of India should be available here: ]


Link to above report by CMS is made available here in Public Interest and is for Educational and non-commercial use