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  • 2nd phase polling underway for Telangana Gram Panchayats

    Published on January 25, 2019

    In Telangana, the polling is underway peacefully today at nearly 30 thousand polling stations in 3342 Gram Panchayats during the second phase of Panchyat elections in the state.

    The polling began this morning and will continue till 1 PM in all districts across the state except in Hyderabad.  Polling is also going on for 26191 ward members also.

    Over 40 lakh electors will exercise their franchise to elect Sarpanches and Ward members. Total 10668 candidates are in the fray for Sarpanch posts while 63480 are contesting for the ward members.

    AIR correspondent says about a lakh police personnel and polling staff have been deployed while webcasting is being done from 673 polling stations to ensure smooth conduct of the polling. The counting of votes will be held from 2PM onwards today.