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Over 62 % polling in Telangana; low voter turnout in Hyderabad

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Telangana recorded 62.69 per cent in the April 11 polling across 17 constituencies, where former Union and AIMIM are among prominent candidates in the fray.

Khammam recorded the highest percentage at 75.28, while Hyderabad, from where Owaisi is seeking re-election,registered 44.75 per cent, an official release said here Friday.

constituency, where 185 candidates, including more than 170 farmers are in the fray, registered 68.33 per cent polling.

The farmers are seeking to highlight their demand for remunerative price to turmeric and red jowar and setting up of a based in

In the 2014 elections to and assembly held in undivided Andhra Pradesh, the state recorded 70.75 per cent voter turnout.

Telangana Rashtra Samiti and K Chandrasekhar Rao's daughter K Kavitha, former Union Renuka Chowdary, State Reddy Working were among the key candidates in the fray.

BJP contestant from Secunderabad Kishan Reddy submitted a memorandum to election officials demanding they look into the nearly seven per cent rise in polling percentage recorded between 5 PM yesterday till close of polling.

The final figure for Secunderabad was 46.26 per cent compared to 39.20 per cent till 5.00 PM yesterday.

A total of 443 candidates were in the fray in the state which has over 2.97 crore eligible voters.

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 20:40 IST