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EC asks RBI to comply with its order on increase in cash withdrawal limits for poll candidates

NEW DELHI: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) today received flak from the Election Commission for not implementing its directive regarding increase in current cash withdrawal limits for candidates contesting for the upcoming Assembly polls in five states.

“It appears the Reserve Bank of India has not realised the gravity of the matter,” the Election Commission said. The Poll panel has again demanded from RBI that the cash withdrawal limit for the candidates be enhanced.

“It is re-iterated that that it is the constitutional mandate of the ECI (Election Commission of India) to conduct free and fair elections and to provide a level playing field to all candidates. In order to facilitate proper conduct of elections, it is imperative the directions issued by the commission are complied with,” Dilip Sharma, Director General (Election Expenditure) said in a letter to RBI Governor Urjit Patel yesterday.  (AGENCIES)

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