Hyderabad: Monday turns to be the last day for poll campaigning in Telangana. The entire process of campaigning will come to the closure at 4 p.m. on Monday. To this extent, instructions have been issued by Banwal Lal, the Chief Election Commissioner of Andhra Pradesh. He issued instructions to stop all sort of election campaigning before 48 hours for the scheduled elections.
He said that for all 17 Lok Sabha constituencies and 119 assembly constituencies in Telangana, the arrangements have been done for the Wednesday’s elections. Security has been beefed up at all polling stations. For Lok Sabha fray there are as many as 265 candidates in the fray, while for the assembly there are 1,669 members in the fight. The Amberpet Assembly constituency turns to be the constituency at which maximum number of contenders is recorded.
Banwar Lal added that the leaders of other constituencies should not remain in Telangana and should leave for their respective places by evening of Monday. No activity to lure the voters should be undertaken before 48 hours of the scheduled polling, said Banwar Lal. He has given necessary instructions for the closure of wine shops as well.
Further, Banawar Lal said that by now Rs 125.31cr has been seized from various sources. Also, 74.2kg gold, 708kg silver has been seized, apart from seizing 4.57L lts liquor. He ordered the concerned authorities to intensify their checking as there was a possibility that more methods of transportation of money, liquor and gold will be opted in view of the looming elections, added Banwar Lal.