The Mandi parliamentarian Pratibha Singh likely to get notice from Election Commission for allegedly spending more than the Rs 40 lakh poll expenditure ceiling on her campaign for the June 2013 Mandi bye-poll, which she had won with overwhelming margin of 1,36,724 votes over BJP candidate Jai Ram Thakur.

If allegations proved, she could face disqualification under Section 10A of the Representation of People’s Act and can be barred from contesting polls for three years from the date of the disqualification order.

It’s learned that poll expenditure filed by Mandi MP under Section 78 of the Representation of People’s Act was differing from the report of the expenditure observer deployed for the bypoll, which suggested that Singh had breached the individual poll expense ceiling while campaigning for the by-poll.

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