4.5 times increase in seizures in K’taka

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New Delhi, May 9 : Seizures totalling more than Rs 375 cr have been recorded so far in Karnataka since enforcement of the model code of conduct (MCC) in the state, said the Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday.

The recorded seizures in the state mark a significant 4.5 times increase as compared to 2018 Assembly polls, the Commission said in a communiqué.

According to the poll panel, till May 8, out of the total seizures includes cash Rs 147.46 crore and liquor worth Rs 83.66 cr.

Elections to the 224 member Karnataka Assembly will be held on May 10. The results will be declared on May 13.

The Opposition Congress is eyeing to return to power. The BJP is hopeful that it will retain power.

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