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Prohibitory Orders Imposed in Telangana Ahead of Assembly Elections

As the Assembly elections in Telangana are scheduled for November 30, police have imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code across the state. With the conclusion of campaigning on Tuesday evening, authorities also ordered the closure of liquor shops for 48 hours, reopening only after polling concludes on Thursday.

Chief Electoral Officer Vikas Raj emphasized the vigilance of enforcement agencies to prevent the distribution of freebies, liquor, and cash. The Election Commission directed the exit of outsiders from constituencies and imposed restrictions on social media campaigning. Over Rs 730 crore worth of cash, liquor, gold, drugs, and freebies have been seized since the implementation of the model code of conduct on October 9.

More than 3.26 crore voters are eligible to cast their votes in all 119 constituencies, with polling stations set up at 35,655 locations. The state has a total of 3,26,02,799 voters, including 15,406 service voters and 2,944 NRI voters, with 2 lakh personnel on poll duty and counting scheduled for December 3.