SANGAREDDY: The Siddipet administration is determined to ensure 100 per cent voter turnout across the four Assembly constituencies in the district. And how do they plan to achieve this? Using lucky draws!
In a bid to bring voters to polling stations and see to it that they cast their votes, the district collector Krishna Bhasker has announced a lucky draw wherein the winners would be awarded with a bike, scooter and mobile phones. In 2014, the then united Medak District Collector Smitha Sabharwal had employed a similar method to ensure a plump polling percentage. Tokens were given to the voters after they cast their votes, following which a draw was held.
Siddipet is one of those districts under the spotlight primarily because the Chief Minister and Irrigation Minister of the caretaker government will be contesting here. Officials will host lucky draws in every polling booth, especially the ones where heavy polling is expected. There would be a male and female winner in every constituency who would get a bike and a scooter respectively.
Five other winners would receive mobile phones. The collector urged the people in Siddipet, Gajwel, Dubbak and Husnabad constituencies in the district to cast their votes without fail so that district would be hailed as one of best by Election Commission.
He added that all the social activists and groups who have worked tirelessly to ensure a good polling percentage will be felicitated for R-Day celebrations next year in the district headquarters.