Hyderabad, 1 November: As the Telangana Assembly polls draw near, candidates are turning to innovative tactics to lure voters without facing scrutiny from the Election Commission of India (ECI). One such tactic is the use of online coupons, with a reported value ranging from Rs 2,000 to Rs 4,000, which are purchased by 500 to 1,000 individuals and then distributed to potential voters online.
This allows candidates to avoid being flagged by the ECI and makes it difficult to trace the source of the coupons.
Additionally, some candidates are focusing on establishing an online presence through mobile applications in order to win the election. With the ECI’s release of the Telangana Assembly poll schedule, it is clear that the candidates are already strategizing and gearing up for the November 30, 2023 polls.
The last date for nomination is November 10, 2023, with vote counting scheduled for December 3. These developments highlight the increasing influence of technology in politics and the importance of a strong online presence in winning elections.