Over 57,000 candidates forfeited deposits in past 15 LS polls

  • Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 18, 2014 14:34 IST

More than 57,000 candidates forfeited their deposits in the past 15 Lok Sabha polls, Election Commission of India figures show.

As per guidelines by the poll panel, if a candidate fails to get a minimum of one-sixth of the total valid votes polled, the deposit goes to the treasury.

Graphs by www.indiaspend.com below tell the story in numbers.

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