Who is spending money in elections?

Money and liquor are flowing like two parallel streams in all the 7 Assembly constituencies where by-elections are being held.

There is more concentration by all parties in the Kovuru seat in Nellore district of Seemandhra as the sitting MLA Prasanna Kumar Reddy is seeking re-election as YSR Congress candidate. YSR Congress chief Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy has taken this election seriously as on it his entire political future depended. TDP is taking it seriously because Prasanna Kumar Reddy has defied Chandrababu Naidu and defected from it. Congress is taking the election seriously because it is hoping for a victory because of the division in the anti-incumbency votes.

As all the three parties are dead serious about victory, voters are naturally happy. There is no dearth for liquor or biriyani. While one party takes care of the liquor, the other takes care of biriyani.

Drinks, lunch and dinner taken care of, people are enjoying the fun.

The voters who are enjoying the hospitality of all the parties, are however giving no indication of their thinking. They are keeping every one guessing.

Congress and TDP are charging the YSR Congress of transporting money in the media vans of Sakshi TV and newspaper.

When questioned about it, YSR Congress senior leader Konatala Rama Krishna has questioned if any leader could say that his party was not spending money. The TDP and Congress leaders present in the debate had no answer.

Though Rama Krishna denied that media vehicles were being used for transporting money or liquor, he has all the same indirectly admitted that money was being spent, crossing all permissible limits, by not only his party, but all others.

At the same time election officers with help of police seized 1 crore from TDP corporator house today.