About 82 per cent polling was recorded at this time within the by-election to the Telangana’s Dubbak Assembly constituency which was performed peacefully, although the marketing campaign witnessed a confrontation between the ruling TRS and the BJP.
Voting started at 7 AM within the 315 polling stations within the Dubbak constituency (in Siddipet district), round 100 km from Hyderabad, and engaged peacefully at 6 PM, official sources stated.
The ballot share was 81.44 until 5 PM and the ultimate share was being compiled after the polling got here to an finish, they stated.
The administration facilitated voting for COVID-19 sufferers from 5 PM to six PM and 11 sufferers exercised their franchise, the sources stated.
The administration offered PPE kits to them.
The administration additionally adopted COVID-19 pointers, together with thermal screening, social distancing, carrying of masks and offered gloves to each voter.
Earlier within the day, the Congress complained to the Election Commission and the state prime cop a few social media publish, made to seem just like the information broadcast of a distinguished TV channel, that Congress candidate within the Dubbak bypoll Cheruku Srinivas Reddy converted to the ruling TRS.
The social media publish was geared toward complicated voters and it damage the celebration badly, state Congress president and MP N Uttam Kumar Reddy stated.
The district administration has made preparations for the bypoll in compliance with COVID-19 protocol, in addition to tight safety measures.
Though 20 others are additionally within the fray, the principle contest was among the many candidates of the TRS, BJP and Congress.
The bypoll has been necessitated by the demise of sitting TRS MLA Solipeta Ramalinga Reddy because of well being issues in August this 12 months.
The ruling TRS has fielded his widow Solipeta Sujatha as its candidate.
The Congress has fielded Cheruku Srinivas Reddy, who joined the celebration from TRS, simply forward of the bypoll.
The Congress is banking on the goodwill of Srinivas Reddy’s late father Mutyam Reddy, a former minister.
The BJP, in the meantime, gave its ticket to M Raghunandan Rao, who misplaced in Dubbak within the earlier Assembly elections. The celebration hopes to experience on the recognition of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The complete variety of voters in Dubbak meeting constituency is 1,98,756, together with 1,00,778 girls and 97,978 males.
The marketing campaign witnessed a confrontation between the ruling TRS and opposition BJP over claims of cash being seized from the family members of the BJP candidate.
Counting of votes will likely be taken up on November 10.