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T'gana polls: Around 9 percent voter turnout recorded in first 2 hrs

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Nearly nine per cent of over 2.80 crore voters of exercised their franchise during the first two hours of polling on Friday.

elections are being held for the first time in after its formation as the 2014 Assembly polls were held in undivided

Polling was underway in the 119 Assembly constituencies in the state amid elaborate arrangements.

Voting began at 7 AM and it will conclude at 5 PM, except in 13 constituencies classified as Left Wing Extremist-affected where the process ends at 4 PM itself.

had said those in queues at polling stations before 5 pm will be allowed to vote.

leaders Kadiyam Srihari, Harihs Rao, Pocharama Srinivas Reddy, Jupally and Jagadish Reddy were among those who cast their vote.

and cine actors Nagarjuna cast their vote in in the city.

After casting his vote, Harish Rao said he expected the overall poll percentage to go up given the indication.

The has stitched together Praja Kutami (Peoples Front) along with the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), the Telangana Jana Samiti (TJS) and the (CPI) to take on the ruling TRS, led by caretaker Chief K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR).

The TRS, seeking a second term in office, is going alone, as also the BJP.

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 10:20 IST