Chief Election Commissioner Brahma commented the poll expenditure of an AP MLAs in the 2014 General Elections was a whooping Rs 15 crore for each seat. He wondered what would be the expenditure of each MP for winning the Lok Sabha seat. "It will 1:6 or 1:5 of the costing of the Assembly segment," he told.
Brahma stressed the need for implementing strong laws regarding the political funding at the time of elections. He, however, expresses the feeling money alone can't ensure a victory in poll on most occasions but it certainly helps to candidates to have an upper hand.
In AP alone, Over 55 crore has been seized by the Cops and Election Commission at the time of 2014 General Elections. This amount is nearly 55% of the total cash & jewellery seized all over the country during the same period.