Telangana Election Campaign comes to an End:- The high-volume campaign leading up to the forthcoming assembly elections in Telangana concluded on Tuesday, paving the way for a three-way competition between the ruling Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS), the Congress, and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the last state polls before the crucial 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Telangana, which witnessed the lengthiest campaign period among the five states going to the polls in November, will hold its 119-member legislative assembly election on Thursday. The results for all five states, including Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, and Mizoram, will be announced on December 3.
"The silent period has begun at 5 pm. The Election Commission of India has implemented various restrictions. It is a 48-hour period given to the voters to reflect on their choices and make a decision," stated Vikas Raj, the chief electoral officer (CEO), during a press conference.
Prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) have been enforced throughout Telangana, where the model code of conduct has been in effect since the announcement of the poll schedule on October 9, Raj further added. On Thursday, 32.
Among the 2,290 participants in the competition are prominent figures such as the Chief Minister and BRS President, K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR), his minister-son KT Rama Rao, State Congress President A Revanth Reddy, and BJP parliamentarians Bandi Sanjay Kumar, D Arvind, and Soyam Bapurao. The BRS, which has held power since 2014 when the state was separated from Andhra Pradesh, is determined to secure a third consecutive term. However, the Congress and an increasingly influential BJP have made concerted efforts to overthrow the KCR-led party from their position of power.