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Voting begins in Hyderabad for GHMC polls

Tue 02 Feb 2016, 09:59:08

Voting for the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation elections has begun on a dull, but peaceful note.

There were more policemen on the streets than voters in many parts of the city. In the Old City, where polling is usually brisk, very few voters trooped into the polling booths on Tuesday in the first hour of voting.

In Jangammet ward's St Joseph's School polling booth, only 11 votes were recorded in the first hour. However, at Novodaya Community Hall polling booth in Gudimalkapur, voting was brisk.

At a few polling booths in Kondapur where the EVMs malfunctioned, ECIL officials rectified them, said GHMC poll officials. Police officials are videographing all violations including opening of shops in the 100-metre radius of polling booths.

At Alwal Geetanjali School polling booth very few voters were seen and even those coming, were sent back by the polling officials to get the voting slips, despite having the identity cards.

At Vengala Rao Nagar (Ward No.99) polling was brisk from 7.30 a.m. and some candidates mades rounds of the polling booths. Police were stationed in large numbers.


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