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Telangana Chief Minister casts vote in presidential election

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

The voting for the presidential began in the Legislative Assembly here today with Chief Minister casting the first vote.

The ruling had earlier declared support to nominee Ram Nath Kovind in the

The members arrived at the Assembly in a bus from their party office.

The party yesterday conducted a meeting of its MLAs to familiarise them with the voting procedure.

The value each MLA's vote in is 132.

The authorities have made elaborate arrangements for the

The opposition's nominee for the top constitutional post is former Speaker

Kovind, the former governor, and Kumar earlier visited to mobilise support for their candidature.

In the 119-member Legislative assembly, excluding a nominated member who doesn't have voting right in the presidential election, the ruling has a strength of 82, followed by (19), MIM (7), (5), (3), (1), (1)and Independent (1).

There are 16 members and 10 members from Telangana.

Noting that was the speaker when the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill (for the formation of Telangana) was passed, the had earlier said all electors in Telangana should vote for her as an expression of gratitude.

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First Published: Mon, July 17 2017. 13:07 IST