Hyderabad: The Election Commission on Saturday announced that 73.20 percent polling was registered in the Telangana Assembly elections on Friday. Over 2.8 crore people were eligible to vote.
According to a statement released by Election Commission on Saturday night, among 31 districts, Yadadri Bhongir recorded the highest turnout of 90.95 percent.
Hyderabad recorded the lowest turnout of 48.89 percent. This was earlier estimated at 50 percent.
According to the report published in DC, both MIM and BJP expressed concern over low voter turnout.
Despite lowest polling in Hyderabad, MIM is confident of retaining its Chandrayanagutta, Nampally, Karwan, Yakuthpura, Bahadurpura and Charminar Assembly seats.
Reacting on polling percentage in Hyderabad, MIM cadres blamed MBT and Congress for low voter turnout. The cadres alleged that the voters got frightened as the leaders of both parties were going round in the constituencies in convoys.
Meanwhile, BJP seems worried about triangular contest between TRS, People’s Front and BJP. In Goshamahal constituency, Congress candidate, Mr. Mukesh Goud and TRS candidate, Mr. Prem Singh Rathod are likely to push BJP’s Raja Singh to third position.
In Musheerabad Constituency, BJP fielded its State President Dr. K. Lakshman is contesting against TRS candidate Mr. M. Gopal and People’s Front candidate Mr. M. Anil Kumar.
It may be mentioned that this was the first Assembly elections in India’s youngest state. The previous elections were held in united Andhra Pradesh in 2014 and Telangana had recorded a turnout of 68.9 percent.
Counting of votes will be taken up on December 11.