1,760 crore from 5 States; Seizure of Valuable Cash, Liquor, Drugs: Election Commission

Freebies, drugs, cash, liquor, and precious jewelry worth Rs 1,760 crore have been seized so far in five poll-bound states to woo voters, the Election Commission said on Monday.

Since the announcement of elections on October 9, seven times more (Rs 239.15 crore) have been seized in these states than in the previous assembly elections (2018), the Election Commission said.

Assembly elections have already been held in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Mizoram, while Rajasthan and Telangana will go to polls on November 25 and November 30 respectively. The result will be declared on December 3.

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