Rs 511 crores has been spent on karnataka elections
However, when the stage was set for polls in February 2023, ECI estimated the expenditure to touch Rs 511 crore with average spending of Rs 2.3 crore per constituency. Subsequently, the government released an additional grant of Rs 211 crore for conducting polls.
It costed approx average of over ₹2.2 crore to elect an MLA in the forthcoming Assembly elections, as per the Election Commission’s (EC) estimation of expenses for conducting polls later this year. The overall election expenses are likely to be around ₹511 crore.
During the previous Assembly election in 2018, the EC had incurred expenses of around ₹394 crore, an average of ₹1.75 crore each constituency. In 2013, the expenditure was around ₹160 crore at an average of ₹65 lakh per constituency.