All Set for Municipal polls in Telangana Today

Hyderabad: Urban voters are ready to seal the fate of approximately 12,846 candidates contesting in the municipal polls scheduled to be held on Wednesday. The polling, which will be held from 7 am to 5 pm, could be held in 9 municipal organizations and a hundred and twenty municipalities throughout the State.

While the notification turned into issued for elections in three,052 municipal wards, which includes 2,727 wards in 120 municipalities and 325 divisions in nine municipal groups, polling will not be held in 80 wards following the unanimous election of applicants. Besides 45,000 polling staff, approximately 50,000 police employees are being deployed for the elections. They have already reached their targeted polling stations on Tuesday night. Another 10,000 staff could be deployed for counting on January 25.

In all, 53.5 lakh citizens, such as 26.73 lakh 26.73 and 357 belonging other genders, are anticipated to workout their franchise during the polling at approximately 7,961 polling stations across 129 civic our bodies. About 6,531 polling stations are under surveillance through either live webcasting, video insurance or micro observers. The authorities have declared a vacation in the regions in which the elections may be hung on Wednesday.

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Speaking to the media right here on Tuesday, Telangana State Election Commission Commissioner V Nagireddy stated all arrangements were made for the polling. He said stringent measures would be initiated in opposition to candidates who were resorting to the distribution of money, liquor, and another method to lure citizens. About Rs 44.1 lakh unaccounted coins, aside from sixteen.25 lakh well worth liquor and other valuables, have been seized through the police since the launch of election notification.

“We will behavior repolling inwards in which gentle votes are registered. We will even now not hesitate to behavior repolling inwards wherein political events distribute cash. We urge the political parties and also public to deliver to our notice if any such incidents occur,” Nagireddy stated. He warned that candidates who fail to put up their election expenditure would be ousted from their publish even after their election.

The municipal polls have many firsts to its credit besides being the primary election after the implementation of the new Municipal Act. About 68 of 73 new municipalities are dealing with the elections for the primary time, whilst women could have a 50 percent reservation in all civic our bodies. Further, the State Election Commission is going to use the ‘Face Recognition App’ for the first time within us of a to prevent faux electorate. A pilot project may be carried out at 10 polling stations underneath Kompally Municipality in Medchal-Malkajgiri district in this regard.

Meanwhile, campaigning got here to an end in Karimnagar Municipal Corporation on Tuesday night time in advance of polling scheduled on January 24. As against 60 divisions, polling can be held in fifty-eight divisions inside the wake of the unanimous election of two applicants. Counting can be conducted on January 27.


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