Elections for Guntur-Krishna Graduates’ constituency of Legislative Council were conducted  peacefully on Thursday.

The polling process was closely monitored by Guntur District Collector and Returning Officer S. Suresh Kumar and observer B. Rajasekhar. Tight security arrangements were made by the police, who imposed restrictions in the vicinity of polling stations. Mr. Suresh Kumar stated in a press release that the average polling percentage in the two districts was 45.53 with Guntur district recorded 46.45 per cent and Krishna 44.64 per cent.

Of the total number of 219,080 voters (Guntur 110,448 and Krishna 108,632) 99,973 cast their votes (Guntur 51,302 and Krishna 48,491). Nuzvid division recorded the highest polling of 54.59 per cent while Vijayawada had the lowest at 40.17 per cent. Narsaraopet division recorded 51.92 per cent, Tenali 50, Machilipatnam 45.94, Gudivada 45.60 and Guntur 41.97.

A total number of 19 candidates are in the fray with Chigurupati Varaprasad (TDP) and independents Boddu Nageswara Rao and A.S. Ramakrishna being the frontrunners.