For the first Assembly elections of Telangana state, polling will be held on Friday from 7 am to 5 pm.
Hyderabad: Some 2.80 crore voters will decide who among the two main contenders — the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS), or the Congress-led People’s Front — will form the next government in Telangana state.
For the first Assembly elections of Telangana state, polling will be held on Friday from 7 am to 5 pm. For 13 Assembly constituencies the polling will be held from 7 am to 4 pm in view of the security problem.
Some 1,821 candidates are contesting 119 Assembly constituencies. The TRS is contesting all 119 seats and the BJP is contesting 118 seats. Among the alliance parties, the Congress is contesting 99 seats, the Telugu Desam, 13, the Telangana Jana Samiti, eight, and the Communist Party of India (CPI), three. Malkajgiri Assembly constituency has the most number of candidates (42) and Bansuwada the least at just six.
In 25 Assembly constituencies up to 15 candidates are contesting. In 78 constituencies, 16 to 31 candidates are battling it out and 16 constituencies have more than 32 candidates in the fray.
The main fight is between the ruling TRS and the Congress-led People’s Front. In some constituencies the BJP and the Bahujan Left Front (BLF) led by the CPM are giving a fight to the TRS and Front candidates. In these constituencies the BJP and BLF may change the fate of the TRS and Front candidates.
In Telangana, over the last three years, a special drive was on in the department to have 30 percent of women officers.
There was a massive turnout in rural areas and both the TRS and the Congress are claiming that this is in their favour.
Both TRS and Congress leaders have exposed their private chat and call logs.
All were friends and heading to Hyderabad from Gokarna.
They had requested the deployment of central security forces at polling stations.
The total number of rounds will be 2,379 for all assembly segments.
The supplementation of folic acid has increased from 15 per cent in 2005-2006 to 30 per cent in 2015-16.
Says voting right may not continue from poll to poll.
First result is expected from Bellampally constituency.
MIM chief says his party will support TRS, but wont join govt.
He said he would bear the expenses for counting of less than 2 lakh votes polled, if needed.
They met the Director General of Police (DGP) on Monday, requesting him to enhance their security in view of the recent attacks.