Zoom News : Nov 28, 2023, 10:41 PM
Telangana Elections: The campaign for Telangana Assembly elections ended at 5 pm today. Voting for 119 seats of the state assembly will now take place on November 30. Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Vikas Raj said in the press conference, “The election campaign has stopped at 5 pm. The Election Commission of India has imposed various restrictions.” The Election Commission had announced the election schedule on October 9, after which the Model Code of Conduct came into force in the state. There are 3.26 crore eligible voters in the state.More than 2.5 lakh employees will be deployed for election duty.Raj has said that more than 2.5 lakh employees will be deployed on election duty for the assembly elections. According to the CEO, prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) have been imposed in the entire state. Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) is trying to retain power for the third consecutive time while Congress is trying its best to return to power and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has also left no stone unturned in its efforts to come to power.A total of 2,290 candidates are trying their luck2,290 candidates including BRS chief and state Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao (KCR), his son KT Rama Rao, Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee President A. Revanth Reddy and BJP Lok Sabha members Bandi Sanjay Kumar, D. Arvind and Soyam Bapurao are contesting in the upcoming elections. Candidates are in the election fray. KCR will try his luck from Kamareddy and Gajwel, while Revanth Reddy will contest from Kodangal and Kamareddy. Apart from Huzurabad, BJP has fielded its MLA Eatala Rajendra from Gajwel. He is the current MLA from Huzurabad. Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a road show in Hyderabad on Monday and addressed several public meetings during the election campaign. The result of this election will come on December 3.Parties threw mud at each otherDuring the campaign, there was a lot of mudslinging between the three major political parties and leaders of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) in Hyderabad. BRS has sought a fresh mandate based on its performance during the last two terms. The Congress, hoping to repeat its recent success in neighboring Karnataka, tried to woo voters with six guarantees. The BJP sought a chance for a double engine government to accelerate the pace of development and promised to have a chief minister from a backward class.Both Congress and BJP attacked KCR over family rule and corruption during the last 10 years. The BRS cautioned the people that the Congress government would destroy all the progress achieved by the state during the last decade. Congress leaders accused BRS, BJP and AIMIM of collusion, while BJP claimed that Congress, BRS and AIMIM are in collusion.Rahul Gandhi led the Congress campaignRahul Gandhi led the Congress campaign by addressing 23 public meetings. His sister Priyanka Gandhi held 26 rallies. Revanth Reddy, seen as the chief ministerial face, addressed 55 public meetings in several parts of the state. Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Deputy Chief Minister D.K. Shivkumar, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, actor-politician Vijayashanti, who recently left the BJP and joined the Congress, also campaigned for the party.BRS is contesting elections on all 119 seatsBRS is contesting all 119 seats on its own. Congress has left one seat for the Communist Party of India (CPI). The BJP has fielded candidates in 111 constituencies and left the remaining eight for its ally Jana Sena Party (JSP) led by actor-politician Pawan Kalyan. Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is contesting on all the seats. BRS's ally AIMIM is in the fray in nine constituencies, all in Hyderabad. In the rest of the state it has announced support to BRS. For BRS, KCR led the campaign by holding 96 election rallies across the state. His son KT. Rama Rao and nephew T. Harish Rao also held public meetings and road shows in different parts of the state.On behalf of the BJP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP President J.P. Nadda addressed election rallies across the state. Modi, who concluded his three-day campaign in the state on Monday, addressed eight public meetings and held a road show.Amit Shah addressed 17 meetingsAmit Shah, who campaigned for eight days, addressed 17 public meetings and held seven road shows. Nadda addressed eight public meetings and participated in three road shows. Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Nitish Gadkari, Nirmala Sitharaman, Piyush Goyal, Anurag Singh Thakur, Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and other leaders. Campaigned for the party. Asaduddin Owaisi and his brother Akbaruddin Owaisi led their party's campaign. BSP leader Mayawati addressed some public meetings in support of her party's candidates. Chief Minister KCR, Revanth Reddy, Congress Legislature Party leader Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, BJP leaders Eatala Rajender and Bandi Sanjay, Congress leader and former Indian cricket captain Mohammed Azharuddin. , Ministers KTR and Harish Rao are among the prominent candidates in the fray.