Unskilled youth who have migrated to Hyderabad from different districts for work are in high demand for the upcoming Assembly elections. Contestants from the BRS, Congress, and BJP parties are inviting these youth voters to join their “Poll campaign team” with a generous package for one month until the election day on November 30.
Many semi-literate youth from neighboring districts like Nalgonda, Mahbubnagar, Rangareddy, and Medak have migrated to Hyderabad to work as unskilled labor. Since it is election season, the ruling BRS, Congress, and BJP parties are actively searching for these youth voters who are also electorate in their respective Assembly segments.
The parties are facing a challenge in creating campaign teams due to a lack of available people. Many of the youth have already settled in their professions in different areas of the State, while some have moved to Hyderabad for livelihood. Local leaders in the constituencies have been tasked with finding these youth voters who are employed in unorganized sectors or restaurants.
To attract these youth voters, the leaders are offering a package of Rs 30,000 to Rs 40,000 for one month. The package includes food, accommodation, and even liquor for attending rallies and roadshows organized by the contestants in the villages.
Both the BRS and Congress parties are competing to create campaign teams with a large number of youth to showcase their political strength at the grassroots level. These campaign teams with youth will be advantageous for influencing voters during the election period. Additionally, women’s groups will be formed to reach out to women voters at their homes. Local women will be hired and trained for the poll campaign. Each contestant is expected to spend around Rs 2 crore to Rs 3 crore on maintaining the election campaign groups for a month.