Telangana Polls Turn Costliest

The Telangana elections concluded on December 7 wit nearly 62 percent voters churning out as announced by the Elections Commission. But whats mid boggling is the fact that Telangana elections unlike Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh turning out be the costliest ever. Wondering how? Welnearlylry Rs 137 crore cash seized till date makes it the costliest one. “Apart from cash, over 10 lakh litres of liquor was seized across the state over the last one month, besides unaccounted gold and silver ornaments and other material apparently meant for luring voters,”  says Telangana chief electoral officer Rajath Kumar.

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“There have been reports that money is being sent to voters even using delivery boys working for various courier companies and food suppliers,” the EC official adds. However, in the ongoing elections  Rs 20 crore in Chhattisgarh, Rs 35 crore from Rajasthan and  Rs 29 crore in Madhya Pradesh has been seized.