The Hyderabad-Rangareddy-Mahbubnagar constituency has registered 59.96 per cent polling, while Warangal-Nalgonda-Khammam recorded a 64.7 per cent voting turnout.

In the last election held in 2015, the two constituencies recorded a poll percentage of 39 and 54 respectively.

The percentage is expected to go up further as the voters who reached the polling stations and were in queues till 4 pm were allowed to cast their votes till 7 pm. Polling for the two MLC seats began on a slow note as only about 8 per cent of the registered electorate cast their votes till 10 am.

Voting picked up after 11 am as the voters started thronging the polling stations from 11 am as they were seen standing in long queues. Polling percentage crossed 39 per cent in Hyderabad-Rangareddy-Mahbubnagar and 43.5 per cent in Warangal-Nalgonda-Khammam constituencies by 2 pm.

Upbeat over the high turnout, TRS said its micro-level booth management to ensure more people vote worked in its favor.

Polling was peaceful in all the 21 reorganized districts which make the erstwhile districts. Voters however complained about lack of amenities such as a tent or sitting space for the elderly persons.

In around 21 districts in the state, around 1,530 polling centres were set up where 7,560 staff was deployed. A total of 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 have registered for Warangal-Khammam- Nalgonda constituency.

Gaffe for Home Minister

While addressing the media after casting his vote at Malakpet in the city, Telangana Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali openly announced that he had voted for Surabhi Vani Devi, TRS candidate for the Hyderabad-Rangareddy-Mahbubnagar constituency.

Congress has demanded that the vote of Home Minister Mahamood Ali should be cancelled and action initiated against him.

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