Kathi Karthika Loses Deposit in Dubbaka By-Election

Kathi Karthika Loses Deposit in Dubbaka By-Election

Popular Television Host Kathi Karthika rose to face with Bigg Boss Telugu Season 1. The actress also developed an interest in politics and recently contested in Dubbaka by-election in Telangana as an All-India Forward Bloc candidate.

However, she could not even manage the deposit. Around 1.75 Lakh Votes were polled in the by-election and the actress could not even manage 1,000 votes. According to the Representation of People Act, 1951, it is mandatory for every candidate contesting a Parliamentary or Assembly election to deposit a certain security amount.

To contest a Parliamentary election, the amount is Rs 25,000 and in case of an Assembly election, it is Rs 10,000. The deposit amount is mandated to ensure only serious candidates file nomination to contest elections. The candidate should win at least 10% of the total votes to secure the deposit.