The electorate of four Assembly segments of Karimnagar guzzled liquor almost worth Rs 1 crore per day during the 22 days of campaigning for the bypolls. As canvassing in the 12 Assembly constituencies in Telangana came to an end on Sunday the sales figure of booze in Karimnagar district alone stood at Rs 21,42,58,125 during campaigning.
In other districts going to polls, Warangal earned a revenue of Rs 8.20 crore while Medak registered sales of Rs 7.89 crore, officiails pegging the rise in revenues to bypolls. In Adilabad, it was Rs 11 crore. Though no final figures were available, Nizamabad may beat Karimnagar in record sales.
The rise in sales is attributed to the bypolls campaign in Telangana.