Candidates lure voters

No, they were not waiting to get any prasadam: It was something to do with the BBMP elections. Workers belonging to an independent candidate were distributing the envelopes.
When Deccan Herald made an unexpected appearance, the workers were taken aback.

“Sir, the envelopes contain a chit with the part and booth numbers...This helps voters to identify their booths and cast their vote without much ado...We are not distributing money,” the workers argued. In the meantime, all envelopes had suddenly vanished and the workers pretended to be searching for names in the voters’ list.

With only a day to go for the polls, candidates in the fray seemed to have resorted to hectic ‘under cover activities’. This newspaper went around under-developed pockets of Vasanth Nagar, Srirampura, Prakash Nagar, Kaval Byrasandra, D J Halli, Sagayapuram and surrounding areas late in the evening to catch glimpses of dark hour canvassing.

Prohibitory orders

In all these wards, party offices were abuzz with activities. Party workers standing in groups on street corners was a common scene.

Assembling of people in large number in public places amounts to violation of the prohibitory orders imposed in the view of the elections. More than 200 people had gathered around the Congress office in JC Nagar (46), creating a din at 10.30 pm. The workers were even obstructing vehicular movement on the main road connecting RT Nagar to Kaval Byrasandra.
Congress has fielded Govindaraj from the ward.

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