India’s youngest state, Telangana goes to polls on 7 December, to constitute its second Legislative Assembly.

Telangana Polling Ends, 67% Voter Turnout in 119 Constituencies

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India’s youngest state, Telangana, went to polls on Friday, 7 December, to constitute its second Legislative Assembly. The state recorded 67 percent voter turnout, said the Election Commission.

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  • Kadiyam Srihari, Harish Rao, Pocharama Srinivas Reddy, Jupally Krishna Rao and Jagadish Reddy were among the leaders who cast their votes
  • Former Union Minister Chiranjeevi and cine actors Nagarjuna also voted in Telangana’s Jubilee Hills
  • TRS Chief K Chandrasekhar Rao will remain the caretaker chief minister till the new government is formed

Empathise With Jwala Gutta, Will Rectify: Telangana CEO Promises

Chief Electoral Officer of Telangana Rajat Kumar, speaking about shuttler Jwala Gutta’s name missing from voter list, said that he “empathized” with her and that they will rectify the situation soon.

“I do empathise with her. Actually, her name has been missing from electoral roll since 2016. So, in 2016,2017,2018, the inclusion was not there. We will rectify that situation.”
Rajat Kumar, Chief Electoral Officer of Telangana

Naqvi Demands EC Take Action Against Rahul

BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi demanded that the Election Commission take action against Congress President Rahul Gandhi for his interview to a Hyderabad newspaper on 6 December.

We’ve demanded immediate action against Congress President Rahul Gandhi for influencing voters through paid news under the garb of his interview in a Hyderabad newspaper on 6 December.
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, BJP Leader

Be Vigilant, Rahul Gandhi Tweets to Cong Workers

Congress President Rahul Gandhi warned party workers to be “vigilant” after the polling closes in Rajasthan and Telangana on Friday evening.

“In MP, EVM's behaved strangely after polling. Some stole a van and vanished for two days! Others slipped away and were found drinking in a hotel,” Gandhi tweeted.

56.17% Votes Recorded Till 3 PM

Voter turnout recorded till 3 PM in Telangana Elections 2018 is 56.17 percent, reported ANI, quoting Election Commission.

Telangana Polling Ends, 67% Voter Turnout in 119 Constituencies

EC Revises Voter Turnout, 43.24% Votes Recorded

Election Commission revises a voter turnout, 43.24 percent votes has been recorded till 1pm across Telangana.