Andhra by-polls: 10 per cent polling till 9.00 am
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Last Updated: Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 12:59
  
Hyderabad: About ten per cent polling was reported till 09:00 hours with no untoward incident from anywhere in the 12 Assembly constituencies in the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh where by-polls are being held on Tuesday.

The polling started at 07:00 hours in the 12 constituencies, including five seats where ballot papers are being used. The polling will continue till 17:00 hours.

The Election Commission is using 3-G mobile phones and other latest communication devices to obtain up to date information on polling.

The state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO)I V Subba Rao spoke to polling officials and polling agents in Warangal where 3G mobile phones have been provided. He also witnessed the polling via the phones.

CC-cameras have been installed at some sensitive polling stations and they are connected to the CEO's office in Hyderabad via Internet to monitor the polling in progress.

The counting of votes will be take place on July 30.

The by-polls are necessitated as the sitting MLAs had quit their posts in support of separate Telangana.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 12:59


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