Chandigarh: A Facebook page titled 'Fans of Sunny Deol' costs the actor-turned-politician Sunny Deol Rs 174,644 and this amount was included in his election expenditure.
After the complaint of Congress, Chief Electoral Officer S Karuna Raju said an inquiry was conducted by a Nodal Officer of the Media Certification and Monitoring Committee of Gurdaspur.
According to the report, A notice was also given on the admin of 'Fans of Sunny Deol' page and the BJP candidate to seek their explanation, but both failed to reply within the timeframe.
He said the monitoring committee decided to add Rs 174,644 to the expenditure of Deol.
Congress vice-president and Complainant Himanshu Pathak said that Deol had not given information about this social media page to the Election Commission, which is mandatory. He said the page was created on Facebook on April 30, through which lakhs of rupees were being spent on Deol's social media campaign.
Suny Deol is a Bharatiya Janata Party-Akali Dal alliance candidate from Gurdaspur.