The BJP has further given most candidates a “lump sum” of 10 lakh or 15 lakh, depending on their popularity in an Assembly segment.
From paying cash bribes to booking tickets in private buses for Seemandhra voters in Hyderabad, AP party leaders are going all out to increase voter base in Andhra Pradesh Assembly polls.
During elections in Telangana, the IT Grid collected information from the people on the pretext of doing surveys by crosschecking the information with the voters.
The Congress met the Election Commission in Delhi last year to point out the alleged errors, following which the state CEO was apprised of it.
The party alleged that the polls were rigged to favour a single political party.
A total of 2,24,709 voters pressed the NOTA option in the Electronic Voting Machines, rejecting all the candidates in their respective constituencies.
Wih the Congress-led People’s Front, of which the TDP is a part, facing a rout in Telangana, a disappointed Chief Minister confined himself to clearing files for the most part of the day.
Jagan, meanwhile, congratulated TRS chief and Telangana caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for the pink party’s grand victory.
The results in several constituencies have been announced while counting still continues in other places.
Another senior Congress leader former Deputy Chief Minister Damodar Rajanarasimha was also trailing.
The high-octane campaign period generated much heat and curiosity, ever since the drama began on September 6 when the State Cabinet adopted a resolution to dissolve the Assembly.
As per the exit polls, Chandrasekhar Rao's TRS is expected to sweep Telangana whereas, Congress is likely to come out victorious in Rajasthan keeping the 25-year-old tradition alive.
We dug deep into the problems of Telangana farmers and what the state has done for them.
'Mental', '420', 'Chor', 'Gaddar', 'betrayer', 'Broker' and 'Cheat' were some of the words during the high-pitched campaign.
Police received information that some people possessed huge cash and were preparing to shift the cash to selected localities for distribution for influencing voters by a political party.