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'Parties spent Rs 10,000 crore on polls in AP'


VIJAYAWADA: Telugu Desam Party MP J C Diwakar Reddy on Monday claimed that parties have spent more than Rs 10,000 crore to impress electorate in the recently-concluded elections in Andhra Pradesh.
He alleged that this massive amount was ‘tainted cash’ and in some way electorate inspired it accepting ‘bribes’ from parties.


Addressing reporters right here, Diwakar Reddy stated: “Elections in Andhra Pradesh has turn into a expensive affair. Political parties have spent more than Rs 10,000 crore on this elections to impress electorate.”


“No political birthday celebration is an exception in terms of cash-based politics in the state. Each candidate has spent more than Rs 50 crore in a constituency,” he claimed with out elaborating. “Parties gave Rs 2,000 for each vote on this election and the determine will touch Rs 5,000 in 2024 election,” Diwakar claimed.


AP chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu introduced more than 120 welfare schemes and labored round the clock for the general public, however electorate still demanded cash for their vote and this is a pathetic situation, he stated. “People have turn into accustomed to vote-for-money politics and this attitude should alternate,” the MP stated.


Diwakar predicted that TDP will win the elections. “Pasupu Kumkuma scheme for ladies self-help groups and old age pension will assist Naidu in a big method,” he stated.


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