Assertion [A]: The Election Commission of India (ECI) scrutinises reports of election expenses submitted by candidates.
Reason [R]: The Commission has a fund for elections, which the candidates draw from. The expense reports need to match their withdrawal amount.
Read the above given statements carefully and select the option that is true.
Both A and R are true. R is the correct explanation for A.
Both A and R are true. R is not the correct explanation for A.
A is true but R is false.
The correct option is D A is true but R is false.
The ECI scrutinises expenditure reports to prevent the undue influence of money during the elections. Thus, the Commission sets a cap on election expenditure. The Commission does not have an election fund. Parties and candidates obtain funds from multiple sources for campaigning and other expenses.