Pragativahini News, Kolar: The GP members in two districts of Kolar and Chikkaballapur are richer by couple of lakhs thanks to upcoming MLC elections from local bodies. The voters of these districts are getting huge amounts from contending candidates.
It’s a open secret that leaders from all the three political parties are spending money like water and each voters are being given amounts running into thousands. If some voters were to be believed one national party has doled out Rs.75000 to each of the voter after getting a promise by the voter that they would vote to a particular candidate.
Reports are doing rounds that those leaders ” in charge” of Kolar and Chikkaballapur are meeting the GP members both I groups and individually and making them payments along with prasadam from Tirupati and Dharmastala. The voters are being asked to swear by keeping the hand on the photo of Shani Mahatma.
Meanwhile former speaker KR Ramesh Kumar has criticized the BJP leaders for trying to lure the voters and to get their pledge by keeping their hands on the photo of Shani Mahatma.
Ramesh Kumar who is leading the Congress campaign in twin districts of Kolar and Chikkaballapur had alleged that the BJP leaders have gone ” moral bankrupt” by trying to create “fear” among voters who are from rural areas and normally innocent by nature. He alleged that they are playing with sentiments of rural voters.
Going by numbers the Congress party has upper hand among voters, followed closely by JD(S) with BJP lagging at a far distance. However the BJP did all the tricks and brought into its fold many top leaders including President of Kolar district Congress Committee.