Polling for teachers' constituencies held in AP, Telangana
Polling was completed peacefully in two graduates' constituencies in Telangana Legislative Council and as many teachers' constituencies in Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council on Sunday.
Hyderabad: Polling was completed peacefully in two graduates' constituencies in Telangana Legislative Council and as many teachers' constituencies in Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council on Sunday.
The highest poll percentage of 83 per cent was reported in the East and West Godavari Teachers' constituency, followed by Krishna and Guntur Teachers' constituency with 70 per cent, a release from the office of the Chief Electoral Officer here said.
It added that 51 per cent polling was recorded in the Warangal-Khammam-Nalgonda Graduates' constituency, followed by Mahabubnagar-Rangareddy and Hyderabad Graduates' constituency with 39 per cent.
The poll percentages given by the office were approximate figures, it said.
The number of contesting candidates is: Mahabubnagar- Rangareddy-Hyderabad (31), Warangal-Khammam-Nalgonda (22), East Godavari and West Godavari (15) and Krishna-Guntur (6).
The number of electors is 2,96,318 in
Mahabubnagar-Rangareddy-Hyderabad, 2,81,138 in Warangal-Khammam-Nalgonda, 21,551 in East and West Godavari and 18,931 in Krishna and Guntur.
The counting of votes would be taken up on March 25 and necessary arrangements have been made for it, the release said.
Though the elections are not held on political lines, the main contest in the two graduates' constituencies in Telangana was between the candidates backed by ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi and BJP-TDP combine.
Leaving no stone unturned for victory, the respective candidates also conducted a spirited campaign before the polls.
Meanwhile, in Vijayawada, the MLC (teachers' constituency)
elections went off peacefully in Krishna-Guntur districts as 65.3 per cent of polling was registered.
As per tentative details, 6,367 voters cast their votes in the MLC polls in Krishna-Guntur teachers' constituency.
However, tension prevailed at Pushpa Hotel centre where CPM activists allegedly caught two persons red-handed while they were distributing cash.
A large number of CPM activists led by CPM Vijayawada city unit secretary Ch Babu Rao and K Kasinadh reached the place and argued with the police for not taking action against those responsible.
After learning about the incident, a large number of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leaders led by Vijayawada TDP Urban president Buddha Venkanna rushed to the place.
Both TDP and CPM activists jostled for some time and raised slogans against each other.
However, they were disbursed by police after sometime.