Over 56 per cent voting recorded in Telangana Assembly Elections
Hyderabad: Over 56 per cent voter turnout was recorded by 3.00 pm in the Telangana Assembly election held on Friday.
Chief Electoral Officer Rajath Kumar said barring sporadic incidents the polling was peaceful and smooth in all 32,815 polling stations spread across 31 districts.
More than 2.8 crore voters had cast their votes till 3.00pm. Polling came to an end in 13 Left Wing Extremism affected constituencies at 4 p.m, while in the remaining 106 segments the process will continue till 5 p.m.
- Voting process started late due to technical glitches in Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).
- Of the total electorate, nearly half are women.
- There are 1,821 candidates, including Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao and his 14 cabinet colleagues.
- Congress candidate Vamshichand Reddy was injured in stone pelting incident allegedly by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers in Nagarkurnool district.
- Tension prevailed in Kodangal constituency where the midnight arrest of Congress Working President Revanth Reddy on December 4 had triggered a huge row, leading to transfer of Vikarabad District Superintendent of Police by the Election Commission.
- Voters at several places complained that their names were missing from the voter list.
- The prominent names included the family members of Finance Minister E. Rajender and Shuttler Jwala Gutta who tweeted that her name was also missing from the list.