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Assembly Elections 2023 Updates: Ahead Of Polling In Telangana, EC Suspends 3 Cops For Diluting Cash-Seizure Matter

With Telangana going to polls tomorrow, November 30, Section 144 has been imposed in the state, restricting the assembly of four or more people. In Mizoram, civil society organisations have appealed to the EC to defer the date of counting of votes as it falls on a Sunday, which is a sacred day for the Christians.

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After a high pitch electoral campaign for Telangana assembly elections came to an end on Tuesday, the state is making all preparations for polling day tomorrow, November 30. Telangana is witnessing a three way contest between the Bharat Rashtra Samithi, Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party. 

The state witnessed the longest election campaign in comparison to the other states of Mizoram, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, where polling has already been completed. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed several meetings during the campaign period, besides holding a roadshow in Hyderabad on Monday amid huge fanfare while KCR attended 96 poll rallies. Other than PM Modi, several union ministers including Rajnath Singh and Amit Shah, and Congress leaders Mallikrajun Kharge and Rahul Gandhi canvassed for votes for their respective party candidates.

The BRS, which is looking to return to power for a third term, ran its campaign around the ongoing welfare measures for the poor, marginalised and women initiated by Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao and the party's role in achieving Telangana statehood. The Congress attacked BRS over the latter's unfulfilled promises related to jobs, Dalit chief minister and the alleged corruption within the government. The BJP's campaign stressed on the necessity of “double engine government” and pointed to “family rule" of KCR and alleged corruption.

The results for assembly elections in all five states will be announced on December 3, paving the way forward for the Lok Sabha elections in 2024. 

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