Nation Current Affairs 16 May 2019 Kothagudem: Punters ...

Kothagudem: Punters cash in on zonal, mandal polls

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | A. RAVINDRA SESHU
Published May 16, 2019, 1:39 am IST
Updated May 16, 2019, 1:39 am IST
Punters from West Godavari district have camped in Dammapet and are participating in the betting.
The current topic is the ZPTC and MPTC elections.
 The current topic is the ZPTC and MPTC elections.

Kothagudem: Making use of every occasion for betting is a passion for many people in Dammapet and Aswaraopet mandals in Bhadradri district. Whether it is to the Assembly, Lok Sabha or the local bodies, every election is a chance for gambling for many people in these mandals. The current topic is the ZPTC and MPTC elections. Punters from West Godavari district have camped in Dammapet and are participating in the betting.

There is a swing towards a TRS victory in Dammapet ZPTC. The TRS and Telugu Desam are contesting in Dammapet ZPTC and the bet is Rs 1.5 lakh for a TRS victory in the ZPTC against Rs 1 lakh on a TD victory. In case the TRS wins in the ZPTC, the person who bets on the TRS will get Rs 1 lakh. Likewise, the person who bets on the TD will get Rs 1.5 lakh in case the TD wins.

 

Interestingly, punters made election surveys on their own and have come to a conclusion on the winning party in a particular place. They then bet on them, according to their survey. Such surveys were conducted in Mustibanda MPTC, Nagupalli MPTC and Mandalapalli MPTC too.

The money will be handed over to the winners after the results and the promissory notes will be torn after this. The bet amount has touched Rs 1.5 crore in Dammapet mandal alone.

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