From charging money to referral system and from seeking a ground level support to having a search committee, all parties are looking at winnable candidates.
The Congress charged Rs 25,000 per application for general category candidates, Rs 15,000 for SC/ST and Rs one lakh for ministers. The Congress has reportedly mobilised Rs six crore through the applications.
The JD(S) being a regional party, and considered to be a “league” below the two national parties in the fray when it comes to deep pockets, is charging Rs 20,000 per ticket for general category candidates and Rs 15,000 per SC/ST and women candidates.
The party has given out 378 applications till date. At the other end, the BJP has taken a “referral system” to select their candidates.
The party is selecting…