Hyderabad: The districts of Medchal, Karimnagar and Nizamabad have turned into hotbeds for betting. With the completion of polling, punters and bookies have swung into action to encash on the curiosity of followers and friends of contesting candidates.
Huge amounts are on tables on the winning chances of the TRS, BJP and the Congress candidates who have contested in the urban local bodies (ULBs), particularly in Medchal, Karimnagar and Nizamabad.
According to sources close to bookies, majority of punters are showing interest on betting of the winning mayor candidates in Karimnagar and Nizamabad. However, sadly for professional bookies, people are not involving them in betting, with followers of rival party candidates and majority of punters preferring a straight 1:1 ratio betting between themselves.
Sources in TRS disclosed that one of their party leader had betted Rs 50 lakh on the pink party winning 25 divisions in Nizamabad corporation, while a former MPTC betted Rs 30 lakh on BJP winning the corporation.
Sources revealed that in Karimnagar betting was taking place between BJP and TRS leaders over the mayor seat. Interestingly, the TRS cadre also betting among themselves over the mayor candidate, as some of them expect that a three-time corporator may get the mayor post, while others are expecting a new face, backed by minister G. Kamlakar....