Telangana Lok Sabha elections 2024: Highlights on May 13, 2024

13 of 17 LS constituencies heading towards 70% voting mark

Updated - May 13, 2024 09:31 pm IST

Published - May 13, 2024 06:00 am IST

People after casting their vote in a Model Polling station at Sangareddy District

People after casting their vote in a Model Polling station at Sangareddy District

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Voter turnout in 13 of the 17 Lok Sabha constituencies in Telangana is heading towards 70% mark going by the number of voters who exercised their franchise till 3 pm.

The State registered overall voter turnout of 52.34% with several constituencies crossing the 50% mark and some of them crossed 60% till 3 pm with three more hours to go in a majority of the constituencies.

In the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections, all 17 Lok Sabha constituencies in Telangana are going to polls with 525 candidates in the fray, an average of 31 candidates for each constituency. Curtains came down on the high-voltage election campaign on Saturday evening, and political parties are now focussing on ensuring good turnout at the polling stations as every vote would count in three-cornered contests likely to be witnessed in a majority of the constituencies.

While the first Lok Sabha election in Telangana saw a straight fight between the Congress and the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (now Bharat Rashtra Samithi), the situation changed in the next election — the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerged as a force to reckon with, winning four seats.

The political landscape saw much bigger changes in the subsequent years resulting in the scope for triangular contests in a majority of the 17 constituencies. Top leaders of the Congress and the BJP have campaigned extensively for their respective candidates over the past few weeks while BRS president K. Chandrasekhar Rao took the burden of campaigning for his party candidates in spite of not being in the best of health.

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  • May 13, 2024 19:47
    Deserted look in polling station before end of voting hours

    A polling station in Marredpally wears a deserted look moments before voting hours come to an end-Siddharth Kumar Singh

  • May 13, 2024 19:24
    Citizens step out post-poll

    Post-polling, citizens along with friends and families step out for the evening at Martyrs’ Memorial in Hyderabad.- Lavpreet Kaur

  • May 13, 2024 18:26
    Mild tension in Bibi Bazaar

    Mild tension in Bibi Bazaar where AIMIM and BJP cadre and candidate ran into each other.-Syed Mohammed

  • May 13, 2024 17:47
    Telangana registers 61.16% polling till 5 pm

    61.16% polling registered in Telangana till 5 pm with an hour more left for conclusion of the voting time. Five constituencies report more than 70% polling.- Rajeev. M

  • May 13, 2024 17:26
    Voter enthusiasm ebb in Hyderabad’s IT hub, neighbourhood presented a deserted look

    Voter response in Hyderabad’s famed Information Technology (IT) corridor to the Lok Sabha elections 2024 on May 13 remained muted even as the neighbourhood playing host to thousands of young men and women employed by the new age tech firms wore a deserted look.

    The less-than-desired interest was evident from the number of voters who queued up at booths in populated localities of Gachibowli, Tellapur, Gowlidoddi and the vicinity. It was in sharp contrast to the enthusiasm voters in the Serilingampally Assembly constituency displayed during State polls barely six months ago.Read more on this here...

  • May 13, 2024 16:47
    Slow polling in Hyderabad till 3 p.m.

    Till 3 p.m., polling has been slow in Hyderabad which reported just 29.47% preceded by Secunderabad (34.58%), Malkajgiri (37.69%) and Chevella (45.35%).​Read more on the polling percentage in Telangana here

  • May 13, 2024 16:42
    Fresh case against Madhavi Latha for taking away seized dummy EVMs used to manipulate voters

    The Mangalhat police booked another case against BJP candidate Madhavi Latha and BJP followers for using dummy electronic voting machines (EVM) to manipulate voters in the locality. Officials said that they initially took two BJP workers into custody for manipulating the voters with fake EVMs. However, Madhavi Latha reached the police station and managed to free the men and also take away the seized dummy EVMs. 

    Goshamahal ACP K. Venkat Reddy said that cases were booked against BJP workers Rakesh Goud and Bunny. “Later, Madhavi Latha was also booked for obstructing police and taking away the seized EVMs from the police custody,” said the official.Read more in this here

  • May 13, 2024 16:31
    Seizures crossed the ₹192 crore mark on the polling day

    Telangana State Police seizures crossed the ₹192 crore mark on the day of polling. The seizures started on March 16 when the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) came into force: Telangana State DGP Ravi Gupta-Lavpreet Kaur

  • May 13, 2024 16:30
    Polling came to an end in 14 assembly segments at 4 p.m.
  • May 13, 2024 15:54
    Voter turnout in Hyderabad

    Hyderabad records 29.47% turnout till 3 p.m.-Siddharth Kumar Singh

  • May 13, 2024 15:38
    Voter turnout in twin cities according to police commissionerates

    Voter turnout percentage in twin-cities till 1 pm according to police commissionerates

    Cyberabad 35% 

    Hyderabad 22%

    Rachakonda 36% -Naveen Kumar

  • May 13, 2024 15:36
    TPCC working president casts his vote

    TPCC working president T Jagga Reddy casts his vote in Sangareddy.- R. Ravikanth Reddy

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  • May 13, 2024 15:23
    War room in Telangana State Police Headquarters

    The war room in Telangana State Police Headquarters installed with mega screens relaying real time video feeds from across the state.

    As many as 35 officials across departments are monitoring the video feed 24X7 and coordinating with their respective departments for immediate action.-Lavpreet Kaur

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  • May 13, 2024 15:11
    Telangana Irrigation Minister casts vote

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  • May 13, 2024 14:53
    Case booked against BJP Hyderabad candidate Madhavi Latha

    Hours after a video became viral of the Hyderabad Bharatiya Janata Party contestant Madhavi Latha Kompella demanding burqa-clad voters to show their faces, the Malakpet police registered a case against her. The incident panned out at a polling station in Malakpet.- Naveen Kumar

  • May 13, 2024 13:50
    Voter turnout in Secunderabad Cantonment Assembly Constituency

    Bypoll - Secunderabad Cantonment Assembly Constituency records 29.03% voter turnout until 1 p.m.Siddharth Kumar Singh

  • May 13, 2024 13:49
    Case registered against Madhavi Latha

    A case is registered in Malakpet Police Station against Smt Madhavi Latha, Contesting candidate, BJP under sections 171C, 186, 505(1)(c) of IPC and Section 132 of the Representation of the People Act

    - Collector and District Magistrate, Hyderabad

  • May 13, 2024 13:09
    Nonagenarian casts vote

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  • May 13, 2024 13:07
    Elderly person assisted by Peddapalli District collector

    Peddapalli District Collector and the Returning Officer Muzammil Khan assists an elderly person reach the polling booth in a wheel-chair in Rangampalli of Peddapalli Lok Sabha constituency. P. Sridhar

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  • May 13, 2024 12:58
    Hyderabad BJP candidate Kompella Madhavi Latha creates controversy

    Hyderabad BJP candidate Kompella Madhavi Latha creates controversy by checking voter ID cards of Muslim women at a polling station.

  • May 13, 2024 12:56
    Transgender persons cast vote

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  • May 13, 2024 12:54
    Telangana Health Minister casts his vote

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  • May 13, 2024 12:21
    BRS chief KCR casts his vote

    BRS chief K. Chandrasekhar Rao reiterates that regional parties will play a key role in the formation of next government at the Centre. He makes the comments after casting his vote at Chintamadaka in Siddipet segment along with his wife.

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  • May 13, 2024 12:00
    BRS working president casts his vote

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  • May 13, 2024 11:58
    Telangana CM casts his vote

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  • May 13, 2024 11:46
    Polling percentage in Secunderabad

    Secunderabad registers 15.77% polling by 11 am as per ECI appSwathi V

  • May 13, 2024 11:44
    Cyberabad police commissioner monitors polling process

    Cyberabad Police Commissioner Avinash Mohanty, DCP Balanagar T. Srinivasa Rao and ACP Balanagar G. Hanumantha Rao, visited the polling station at Chaitanya Vidya Niketan School in Magdum Nagar to monitor the polling process and bandobast.Lavpreet Kaur

  • May 13, 2024 11:41
    Bypoll to Secunderabad Cantonment Assembly constituency

    Bypoll - Secunderabad Cantonment Assembly Constituency records 16.34% voter turnout until 11 a.mSiddharth Kumar Singh

  • May 13, 2024 11:39
    BJP candidate for Hyderabad makes an issue at a polling station.

    BJP candidate for Hyderabad, Kompella Madhavi Latha makes an issue at a polling station about staff not verifying facial identity.

  • May 13, 2024 11:38
    Telangana registers voter turnout of 24.31 per cent at 11 am.

    Telangana registers voter turnout of 24.31 per cent at 11 am. The polling was 9.51% in the first two hours ( 7a.m. to 9 a.m.).M. Rajeev

  • May 13, 2024 11:35
    Padma Shri recipient casts his vote

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  • May 13, 2024 11:26
    Deserted roads leading to Hyderabad’s Charminar

    The roads leading to iconic Charminar in Hyderabad wear deserted look due to 144 section as part of the Lok Sabha election in Hyderabad on Monday.

    Telangana government declared paid holiday to all employees/workers working in the factories, shops & establishments and industrial undertakings/establishments on May 13 (Monday) to enable the electorate to exercise their vote for the Lok Sabha Elections 2024 and by-elections to Secunderabad Cantonment constituency.

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  • May 13, 2024 11:21
    Deserted roads in Hyderabad’s IT corridor

    A scene of the deserted IT corridor of Hyderabad on polling day for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. With the companies declaring holiday, the otherwise bustling areas from offices to those hosting hostels have fallen silent.

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  • May 13, 2024 11:14
    Moderate turnout in Hyderabad’s IT corridor

    Voter turnout ​in ​Hyderabad​’s famous IT corridor and neighbourhood, falling under the ​Chevella Lok Sabha constituency​, has been moderate with exceptions such as this polling booth in Gowlidoddi where there is a stream of people.

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  • May 13, 2024 10:59
    Telangana Deputy Chief Minister casts his vote

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  • May 13, 2024 10:54
    Congress and BJP candidates for Warangal Lok Sabha exercise their voting rights.

    Dr. Kadiyam Kavya, the Congress candidate for the Warangal Lok Sabha constituency, along with her father, MLA Kadiyam Srihari, exercised their voting rights at the community hall in Hanamakonda’s Teachers Colony Phase-I on Monday. Aroori Ramesh, the BJP candidate from the Warangal Parliamentary constituency, cast his vote at polling booth number 175 of Bishop Beretta School in Fathima Nagar in Hanamkonda.

    Kadiyam Kavya, Aroori Ramesh cast their votes in Warangal

    Congress and BJP candidates in Warangal Lok Sabha constituency exercise voting rights, urge electorate to participate in electoral process.

  • May 13, 2024 10:39
    Transport Minister casts his vote

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  • May 13, 2024 10:34
    EVM malfunction reportedly delays polling

    EVM malfunction reportedly delayed the polling at Anjanapuram in Konijerla mandal of Khammam district. Polling resumed after the polling officials promptly resolved the technical glitch. 

    A voter turnout of 12.24% was recorded in Khammam Lok Sabha constituency till 9 a.m. 

    Polling is underway in 1896 polling stations across the constituency, spread over Khammam and Bhadradri Kothagudem districts, amid tight security arrangements2.P. Sridhar

  • May 13, 2024 10:32
    Senior citizen avails transport facility provided by ECI

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  • May 13, 2024 10:27
    Senior citizens cast vote

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  • May 13, 2024 10:20
    AIMIM chief casts his vote

    All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen president Asaduddin Owaisi cast his vote. Later, speaking to the media he said, “Forget about individuals. For about cult following. The country is bigger than any individual. Don’t vote for any individual. Vote for the country. Vote for a party.” Reports Syed Mohammed

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  • May 13, 2024 10:12
    Lowest voter turnout in Hyderabad and Secunderabad Lok Sabha constituencies.

    In the first tow hours of polling in the Lok Sabha elections 2024 in Telangana, the lowest voter turnout of 5.06% was seen in Hyderabad, 5.4% in Secunderabad and voting in Malkajgiri constituency was a shade higher at 6.2%.

    13 of 17 LS constituencies in Telangana heading towards 70% voting mark  

    Telangana registers 52.34% voting in the fourth phase of Lok Sabha polls 2024, till 3 p.m.

  • May 13, 2024 09:54
    Voters protest in Bhoodan Pochampally in Yadadri-Bhuvanagiri district

    A few voters, reportedly affiliated to Bharat Rashtra Samithi, at Kanumukkala village of Bhoodan Pochampally in Yadadri-Bhuvanagiri district (Bhongir Lok Sabha constituency) stage protest and call to boycott polling. This is in protest that officials are not buying their rain-soaked paddy today. The village has about 1,800 voters.Reports B. Pradeep

  • May 13, 2024 09:53
    Hassle free polling commences in Malkajgiri LS constituency

    Polling in the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections in Telangana began on a brisk note in Malkajgiri parliamentary constituency on Monday morning. Even before 7 a.m., voters started queuing up outside polling booths. At the Zilla Parishad Boys High School in Old Alwal, all the four polling booths wi

    Hassle free polling commences in Malkajgiri LS constituency

    Smooth voting process in Telangana's Lok Sabha elections as people stood in queue from morning and first-time voters expressing excitement.

    tnessed long queues. It was the same at the ZP Girls High School where long queues were found.Reports Ravi Reddy

  • May 13, 2024 09:39
    Polling got off to an enthusiastic start in Karimnagar

    Amid cloudy weather in the peak summer, polling got off to an enthusiastic start in Karimnagar with many voters mainly senior citizens flocking to the polling booths to exercise their franchise in the first hour.

    Those who voted in the initial hours of polling included the BJP candidate Bandi Sanjay, the BRS candidate B Vinod Kumar and the Congress party candidate V Rajender Rao.Reports P. Sridhar

  • May 13, 2024 09:35
    Voting begins on a brisk note in Hyderabad, Chevella, Secunderabad LS constituencies.

    On a cool May Monday morning, citizens of Hyderabad turned up in large numbers to vote right from the word go on May 13, 2024.

    Voting begins on a brisk note in Hyderabad, Chevella, Secunderabad LS constituencies

    Hyderabad citizens turn out in large numbers for brisk polling in Lok Sabha elections, with strict no-cellphone rule enforced.

  • May 13, 2024 09:29
    Telangana registers 9.48% polling in the first two hours from 7 am to 9 am.

    Voting for the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections in Telangana began at 7 a.m. of May 13, 2024. The State registered 9.48% polling in the first two hours, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

  • May 13, 2024 09:08
    Former Minister V Prashanth Reddy casts his vote

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  • May 13, 2024 09:03
    BRS candidate for Medak Parliament seat in queue to cast his vote

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  • May 13, 2024 08:51
    BJP candidate for Hyderabad Lok Sabha seat casts her vote

    K. Madhavi Latha, BJP candidate for the Hyderabad Lok Sabha seat, casted her vote.​

  • May 13, 2024 08:33
    Union Minister G. Kishan Reddy casting his vote

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  • May 13, 2024 08:06
    Telangana Health dept. deploys medical teams at polling stations

    The recent rain spell may have brought relief from the heatwave in certain parts of the State, but temperatures continue to hover between 36 to 40 degrees Celsius. With the Lok Sabha polls in Telangana scheduled for Monday, the Health department has taken measures for the well-being of voters. 

    Medical teams, comprising Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs), and Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHAs), equipped with medical and oral rehydration solution (ORS) kits for emergencies have been stationed at polling stations across the State. 

  • May 13, 2024 07:56
    All the three parties’ future in Telangana on tenterhooks as people make up their mind

    As the voters get ready to exercise their franchise they will be writing the fortunes of three major political parties at the State level despite their vote matters for a government at the Centre.

    Stakes are high for all three major parties — Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Bharat Rashtra Samiti (BRS). The Congress, which rode to power four months ago, will see a challenge to its government’s survival since the Opposition parties have been quite vocal about the very existence of it after the elections. 

    Read more here.
  • May 13, 2024 07:52
    Voters queue up in large numbers in the Malkajgiri constituency

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  • May 13, 2024 07:37
    The morning of polling starts with cloudy weather in Hyderabad

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  • May 13, 2024 07:25
    People after casting their vote in a Model Polling station at Sangareddy District

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  • May 13, 2024 07:19
    Heat wave conditions force ECI to extend poll timings by an hour

    The prevailing heat wave conditions in Telangana led the Election Commission of India (ECI) to increase the poll timings for the Lok Sabha elections by an hour in several constituencies.

    The ECI said that people can now vote from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. while the earlier timing was from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Polling has been extended in all the Assembly segments in 12 Lok Sabha constituencies while in the remaining five Parliament constituencies the extended time will be applicable only in certain Assembly segments.

  • May 13, 2024 07:05
    Voters queue up minutes before polling is set to begin

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  • May 13, 2024 06:56
    525 candidates in 17 constituencies brace for showdown

    The stage is all set for polling in 17 Lok Sabha constituencies with 525 candidates in the fray, an average of 31 candidates for each constituency. Curtains came down on the high-voltage election campaign on Saturday evening, and political parties are now focussing on ensuring good turnout at the polling stations as every vote would count in three-cornered contests likely to be witnessed in a majority of the constituencies.

    While the first Lok Sabha election in Telangana saw a straight fight between the Congress and the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (now Bharat Rashtra Samithi), the situation changed in the next election — the BJP emerged as a force to reckon with, winning four seats.

    The political landscape saw much bigger changes in the subsequent years resulting in the scope for triangular contests in a majority of the 17 constituencies. Top leaders of the Congress and the BJP have campaigned extensively for their respective candidates over the past few weeks while BRS president K. Chandrasekhar Rao took the burden of campaigning for his party candidates in spite of not being in the best of health.

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