The Election Commission has debarred 102 leaders of Bihar from contesting Lok Sabha and Assembly elections for non- submission of election expenditure.
Most of them are Independents and candidates from registered parties of the state. Bihar Chief Electoral Officer H R Srinivasa said submission of election expenditure is mandatory for all candidates.
He said the list of debarred candidates has been sent to concerned Returning Officers. District Returning Officers have also been instructed to prevent these candidates from filing nomination papers. (AIR)