District Collector and Returning Officer for MLC election (Guntur-Krishna graduates’ constituency) S. Suresh Kumar has said that all necessary arrangements have been made for the smooth conduct of polling on Thursday.

The Collector along with election observer B. Rajasekhar inspected arrangements for polling at Andhra Christian College on Wednesday.

Speaking to reporters, Mr. Suresh Kumar said that all arrangements for the conduct of elections, including distribution of election material to polling centres in seven revenue divisions, were completed.

He instructed the presiding officers and assistant presiding officers to thoroughly inspect the steps according to the check-list.

Polling for the elections would be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

He also directed that various candidates and their supporters to desist from campaigning within 200 metres from the polling booth on the day of polling. He also urged all the eligible voters to exercise their franchise without any fear.