Nalgonda district recorded a high 94.42 (6,140 voters) per cent of the registered 6,503 voters across the 60 polling stations on Thursday in the Legislative Council elections of the Nalgonda-Khammam-Warangal teacher’s constituency.
Of the total 90.44 per cent votes polled in the three districts, Khammam (5,481 votes)accounted for 91.33 per cent) and Warangal 86.49 per cent(6,865 votes), according to Collector N. Mukteswara Rao, who is the Returning Officer. There were 59 and 47 polling stations in Warangal and Khammam districts respectively, with a voter strength of 7,937 and 6,001. Of the 20,441 voters in the three districts, as many as 18,486 cast their ballots.
State Election Observer Balaramaiah and the Collector visited the two stations. The ballot boxes will be kept in three rooms at N.G. College, with adequate police ‘bundobust’, for counting on February 25.
Polling went off peacefully for the Council elections on Thursday in 69 polling stations across the district.
TRS legislator T. Harish Rao cast his vote at Siddipet. There are 32,250 graduate voters and 4,684 teacher voters in the district. At the end of the day, polling stood at 36.77 per cent in Graduates constituency while it was 91.35 per cent in the teachers constituency. Collector A. Dinakarbabu, Joint Collector A. Sharath and DRO I. Prakash Kumar visited the polling stations.
There was an overwhelming response at the MLC elections for teachers while turnout for the graduate MLC elections in the district was poor. Out of the total of 4,551 teachers, 92.3 per cent voters voted whereas among 28,407 registered graduate voters, just 43.4 per cent cast their votes at the 97 polling stations set up across the district. The polling which began at 7 a.m., however, went off peacefully.
While visiting the polling stations at Dichpally, Dharpally, Sirikonda, Bheemgal, Kammarpally, Morthad, Velpur, Balkonda, Armoor and Jakranpally mandal headquarters, Collector Christina Z. Chongthu made several suggestions.
Polling for the MLC election was peaceful in Adilabad. While the percentage recorded for teachers constituency was a high of about 85, it was a rather low at 37.47 for graduates constituency. Polling was conducted amid tight security.