The latest issue shadowing the bypolls is the huge cash seizure days ahead of the bypolls. Election Commission officials in AP have reportedly seized Rs 32 crore in cash and valuables worth Rs 9 crore in a snoop down. The bypolls are scheduled to be held on June 12.
The cash seized this time around is higher than the cash seized during the election campaigns in the 2009 Lok Sabha and Assembly elections.
Only recently, the Election Commission had postponed the Jharkhand Rajya Sabha bypolls after reports of horse trading emerged and Rs 2.15 crore was recovered from a vehicle near Ranchi on the day of the polls.