Several candidates, who contested the polls from Visakhapatnam, have reported their poll expenditure. Including the expenses incurred on advertisements, vehicles, fuel, lunches, tiffins, beverages, rallies, photos, wall posters and other promotional material among others. As per the figures reported, all the contestants were well within their upper expenditure limit.
Going by the expenditures registered by the candidates in Visakhapatnam, Telugu Desam Party’s candidate from Visakhapatnam North, Ganta Srinivasa Rao reported the highest expenditure of Rs 23.19 lakhs while Janasena Party’s candidate from the same constituency, Pasupuleti Usha Kiran, reported the least amount of Rs 57,950. Janasena Party Chief, who contested from Gajuwaka, reported a poll expenditure of Rs 8,39,790.
Here is the poll expenditure of the candidates from several constituencies in Visakhapatnam.
Ganta Srinivasa Rao- Rs 23,19,325
KK Raju (YSRCP)- Rs 2,43,711 (up to 4 April)
Pasupuleti Usha Kiran (Janasena Party)- Rs 57,950
Vasupalli Ganesh Kumar (TDP)- Rs 16,42,284
Dronamraju Srinivasa Rao (YSRCP)- Rs 12,87,481
Gampala Giridhar (Janasena)- Rs 9,56,483
Velagapudi Ramakrishna Babu (TDP)- Rs 8,67,726
Akkaramani Vijaya Nirmala (YSRCP)- Rs 7,65,165
Kona Tata Rao (Janasena)- Rs 6,22,508
Malla Vijayprasad (YSRCP)- Rs 14,74,843
Gana Babu (TDP)- Rs 9,51,297
Palla Srinivasa Rao (TDP)- Rs 10,11,445
Pawan Kalyan (Janasena)- Rs 8,39,790
Bandaru Satyanarayana (TDP)- Rs 15,15,337
Adeep Raj (YSRCP)- Rs 11,41,822
Venkataramayya (Janasena)- Rs 8,34,838
Muttamsetti Srinivasa Rao (YSRCP)- Rs 12,88,392
Sabbam Hari (TDP)- Rs 11,18,617
Panchakarla Sandeep (Janasena)- Rs 4,66,930
Visakhapatnam Lok Sabha Constituency
M Sri Bharat (TDP)- Rs 34,55,889
VV Lakshmi Narayana (Janasena)- Rs 24,24,220
MVV Satyanarayana (YSRCP)- Rs 17,46,746
D Purandeswari (BJP)- Rs 15,61,772
On the other hand, the reports submitted by teams maintaining shadow registers point towards an increased election expenditure this year. It has been reported that a few of the candidates are also being notified in this regard.