After a high-voltage campaign that saw war of words among contending parties, Telangana is set for Assembly polls on Friday with the Congress-led alliance challenging the ruling TRS, and the BJP seeking to make it a triangular contest.
The polling will be held from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in 106 constituencies, while in 13 Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected constituencies, the polling will conclude at 4 p.m. Around 2.8 crore voters will decide the fate of 1,821 candidates in the first election after Telangana was formed. The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) is facing a resurgent Congress-led People’s Front in its bid for a second term. Telangana legislative assembly was dissolved in September, more than 10 months before the expiry of its term, giving way to the early elections.
Here some Live Updates on Telangana Assembly Elections 2018:
8.45 am: Telangana: Deputy Chief Minister Kadiyan Srihari cast his vote in Warangal.
8.30 am: Telangana: BJP’s G Kishan Reddy casts his vote at polling booth no.7 in Kachiguda, Hyderabad.
8.20 am: Telangana: Actor Allu Arjun stands in a queue to cast his vote at booth no. 152 in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad.
8.15 am: Telangana: Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna and his wife & actor Amala Akkineni stand in a queue to cast their votes at booth no. 151 in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad.
7.50 am: Hyderabad: Voting is yet to begin at the polling station at GHMC Indoor Stadium, Amberpet due to a technical problem. Voting in the state began at 7 am today
7.45 am: Telangana: State Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao casts his vote in polling booth no. 102 in Siddipet constituency.
7.25 am: Telangana: People queue outside a polling station in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad to cast their votes. Voting is being held in 119 constituencies of the state today.
7.15 am: Nizamabad: People cast their votes at a polling station in Pothangal.