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Karnataka election: No booze, 48 hours before polling


Tipplers would have trouble accessing liquor in the poll-bound state of Karnataka. While most liquor shops have already started running dry with limited stock being supplied, a decision has been taken to shut down liquor shops along the bordering districts of Karnataka, 48 hours ahead of polling.

Karnataka election: No booze, 48 hours before polling

Meanwhile, the Telangana government has told Karnataka that it would extend necessary cooperation for the smooth conduct of May 12 elections.

Chief Secretary of Telangana, S K Joshi said that more than 800 police personnel from the state were being deployed for election duty and all steps were being taken to ensure that security at check posts along the Karnataka border was beefed up.

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Further, he said that detailed guidelines for the collectors and superintendents of police of the border districts need to be issued. There should be effective coordination, he also said. Further, he added that five districts, Mahbubnagar, Gadwal, Sangareddy, Kamareddy and Vikarabad which share the border with Karnataka would see liquor shops shutting down 48 hours before voting.

Karnataka Assembly Election dates
Date of notification April 17
Last date to file nominations April 24
Last date to withdraw nominations April 27
Date of polling May 12
Date of counting May 15

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