Andhra Pradesh bypoll: 65 per cent polling till 6 PM in Medak, Nandigamahttps://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/polling-begins-for-medak-ls-nandigama-assembly-seat/

Andhra Pradesh bypoll: 65 per cent polling till 6 PM in Medak, Nandigama

In Nandigama, more than 1.80 lakh voters are eligible to cast their votes.

Over 65 per cent polling was reported in the bye-elections of the Medak Lok Sabha seat in Telangana and the Nandigama (SC) Assembly seat in Andhra Pradesh, as polling came to a close at 6 PM on Saturday.

The exact polling percentage will be known only late in the night, officials in the Chief Electoral Office here said.

TRS’ K Prabhakar Reddy is locked in a contest with BJP’s T Jayaprakash Reddy in Medak, the seat vacated by K Chandrasekhar Rao on becoming the Chief Minister of Telangana.

The Chief Minister exercised his franchise at Chintamadaka, his native village under Siddipet segment.

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In Narsapur Assembly segment under Medak parliamentar constituency, over 75 per cent polling was reported. Siddipet and Dubbaka recorded over 65 per cent polling, followed by Medak (64) and Sangareddy (60).

In Gazwel Assembly segment, represented by the Chief Minister, more than 66 per cent polling was recorded.

In Nandigama in AP, polling picked up in the latter half of the day to cross 65 per cent mark.

Here, by-poll was held following death of MLA-elect Tangirala Prabhakar. His daughter Sowmya fought the bye-election as Telugu Desam Party nominee against B Babu Rao of the Congress.