Voting Underway In Rajasthan, Telangana


Hyderabad: After a high-voltage campaign, voting is underway in Rajasthan and Telangana On Friday (December 7).

Actor Allu Arjun stood in a queue to cast his vote at booth no. 152 in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad. Vasundhara Raje arrives to cast her vote at a pink polling booth in Jhalarpatan. There are 200 such all-women polling booths in the state.

Voting for the 119 seats of Telangana is underway today. Over 2.8 crore voters of Telangana are expected to exercise their franchise to elect the new government in the state. Voting began at 7 am and will conclude at 5 pm, except in 13 constituencies classified as Left Wing Extremist-affected, where the process ends at 4 pm.

As many as 1,821 candidates, including a transgender, are in fray in today’s assembly election which is the first full-fledged polls in the country’s youngest state. Election Commission has made elaborate arrangements for a smooth conduct of the voting process in 32,815 polling stations

For the first time, the Election Commission is using Voters Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) in Telangana. The Assembly polls in Telangana were originally scheduled to be held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha elections next year, but the House was dissolved prematurely on September 6 as per a recommendation by the state cabinet. Counting of votes would be taken up on December 11.