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Over 25,000 ballot units for Nizamabad seats where 185 candidates are in fray

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The (EC) will use over 25,000 ballots units to conduct the Lok Sabha elections in Nizamabad, where 185 candidates are in the fray including Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and K Chandrasekhar Rao's daughter

This is perhaps for the first time the electronic voting machines (EVMs) with such a large number of candidates contesting in a single constituency will be put to use in the Lok Sabha polls.

Lok Sabha seat consists of seven assembly segments. These are Armoor, Bodhan, Nizamabad, (Rural), Balkonda, Koratla, and Jagtial. In 2014, Kavitha won the seat with a margin of 1,67,184 votes. She had defeated Madhu Yakshi Goud of the who had got 2,70,948 votes.

Senior said Tuesday that the polling staffs have also been increased for the constituency. "Special observers are also coming to carry special awareness programme on EVMs and VVPATs. All EVMs have been tested and will reach the constituency within two days," he said.

is one of 17 Lok Sabha constituencies at stake in The polling for the Lok Sabha election in the state will be held in a single phase on 11 April, while the counting of votes will take place on May 23.

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First Published: Tue, April 02 2019. 19:03 IST