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.