Ahead of counting of votes for elections held to Lok Sabha and undivided Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly on May 16, the results of local body polls would be announced in the state.
Twelve persons, including a constable, were injured in two separate incidents in Andhra Pradesh`s Prakasam and Nellore districts, in poll-related violence even as police fired in the air to disperse clashing activists of TDP and YSR Congress, police said today.
Polling was by and large peaceful in 175 assembly and 25 Lok Sabha constituencies in 13 coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema districts of AP, in the second phase of polling today, barring incidents of violence between political parties.
Braving the scorching heat, voters of Seemandhra turned out in large numbers to exercise the franchise for Lok Sabha and Assembly elections on Wednesday.
Telugu Desam Party on Wednesday demanded re-election in at least 38 polling stations across Anantapuram, Chittoor, Kadapa and Nellore districts of Andhra Pradesh, alleging that YSR Congress indulged in booth-capturing and rigging on a massive scale.
BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi rang up TDP chief N. Chandrababu Naidu to inquire about the polling in Seemandhra.
BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi appears to be keeping a close watch on the polling process in Seemandhra on Wednesday, where his party has an electoral understanding with the TDP and is hoping for a good haul of seats for the alliance.
YSR Congress party chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has expressed confidence that his party will make a clean sweep in the assembly elections being held in Seemandhra region.
YSR Congress Party chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy, his mother and party`s honorary president YS Vijayamma and other family members cast their votes in Pulivendula in their native Kadapa district.
YSR Congress party leader YS Sharmila on Wednesday said that her party is keeping all options open on forging a post-poll alliance with any party which offer better deal for her state.
About 63 per cent polling was recorded till 1500 hours today in the elections to 25 Lok Sabha and 175 Assembly constituencies in Seemandhra.
The stage is set for polling in the 25 Lok Sabha and 175 Legislative Assembly constituencies in Seemandhra tomorrow.
TDP Chief N Chandrababu Naidu, YSRCP president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, Union Ministers Kishore Chandra Deo, M M Pallam Raju, Panabaka Lakshmi and former minister D Purandeswari are among the prominent candidates in fray for the Seemandhra elections to be held Wednesday.
People of Andhra Pradesh will be deciding their own fate vis-a-vis the new state when they vote to elect 25 members of Lok Sabha and 175 of the Assembly on Tuesday.
Rapid development of residuary state, promises to waive farm loans and appointment of 2 deputy CMs by TDP and YSRCP`s assurance over his `five signatures` were the main campaign themes in Seemandhra.
More than 3.67 crore voters are set to cast votes in elections to 175 assembly seats and 25 Lok Sabha constituencies to be held on May 7 in Seemandhra.
TRS has convened a meeting of its state executives and the candidates who fought the recent assembly and Lok Sabha elections on May 9.
A high decibel election campaign, marked by vitriolic accusations, for the 175 assembly and 25 Lok Sabha seats in Seemandhra would come to an end tomorrow.