Hyderabad: The polling for the Telangana Legislative Council election for Mahabubnagar-Rangareddy-Hyderabad and Warangal-Khammam- Nalgonda Graduates' constituencies began at 8 am and ended at 4 pm.
According to the state election commission, the tentative percentage of polling till 4 pm in the state is 64.87 per cent. The commission will release the final data later in the night.
BJP OBC National Morch president B Laxman cast his vote for Graduate MLC elections.
12: 40 PM:
12:15 PM: 20.75% per cent of votes have been polled till 12 pm in Mahabubnagar-Rangareddy-Hyderabad constituency.
12:00 PM: GHMC Mayor Gadwal Vijayalaxmi cast her vote for the Mahabubnagar-Rangareddy-Hyderabad constituency.
10:45 AM: Around 7.69 per cent of votes have been cast till 10 am for the Mahabubnagar-Rangareddy-Hyderabad constituency.
10:35 AM: The Telangana BJP president Bandi Sanjay Kumar has alleged that TRS party candidates have tried to give Rs 10,000 to the voters for the Graduate MLC elections.
"Attempts are being made to ridicule democracy in the state. Tried hard all night to entice the intellectuals. An attempt was made to entice the graduates by giving Rs.10,000 per vote," tweeted Bandi Sanjay kumar.
Telangana Rashtra Samithi working president and Minister for Municipal Administration & Urban Development, Industry & Commerce, Information Technology K Taraka Rama Rao cast his vote for Mahabubnagar-Rangareddy-Hyderabad constituency.
Bonthu Ram Mohan, former mayor of GHMC, along with the corporator Bonthu Sridevi casts their vote for the Mahabubnagar-Rangareddy-Hyderabad constituency.
Telangana Home Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali casts his vote at Malakpet in the city.
Transport Minister of Telangana, Ajay Kumar Puvvada casts his vote in Khammam.
Minister for Excise & Prohibition, Sports & Youth Affairs, Tourism, Culture & Archeology, Government of Telangana, V Srinivas Goud casts his vote at Government Women's Junior College at Mahbubnagar.
Cyberabad Commissioner of Police VC Sajjanar along with his wife Anupa V Sajjanar cast their vote at Nampally Central Emergency Squad, MCH Playground, Red Hills, Hyderabad.
In around 21 districts in the state, around 1,530 polling centres were set up where 7,560 staff were deployed at the polling centre for the voting of the two constituencies. A total 93 candidates are in the fray for the Mahabubnagar-Rangareddy-Hyderabad seat while 71 candidates are in the fray for Warangal-Khammam- Nalgonda seat.
A total of 10,36,833 voters are registered for the election. Around 5,31,268 voters are registered for Mahabubnagar-Rangareddy-Hyderabad and 5,05,565 voters are registered for Warangal-Khammam- Nalgonda constituency.