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Wednesday, 24 April 2024 8.04 AM IST

Condoms as campaign tools: New strategy takes center stage in Andhra Pradesh

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VISAKHAPATNAM: Elections are like festivals in India. From local elections to Lok Sabha elections, the situation is no different. Adopting different means of campaigning is not a new phenomenon. But the news coming out of Andhra Pradesh is a bit different. The new campaign strategy of major political parties in the state is doubtful if condoms have any importance in politics and elections.

Condoms have become a campaign tool in the state ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Both major parties are distributing condom packets with their party symbols printed among the public. Party workers are distributing condom packets with the symbols of Andhra Pradesh's ruling YSR Congress Party and the main opposition Telugu Desam Party among voters.

A video related to this has gone viral on social media. In the video, a person believed to be a TDP worker is asked why condoms are being distributed and he replies that if there are many children, more money will have to be distributed and that is why condoms are being distributed. Party workers have started door-to-door campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections. As part of the campaign, the distribution to the public Reports are coming out that condom packets are also included in the kit.

At the same time, it can be understood from the comments of the ranks on the social media that both the parties are criticizing each other for the distribution of condoms.

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