AP bypolls: 80 per cent polling reported in 5 booths

By Author  |  Published: 6th May 2019  8:20 pmUpdated: 6th May 2019  8:32 pm

Amaravati: About 80 per cent polling was recorded in five polling booths in Andhra Pradesh on Monday, where a re-poll was conducted without any incident.

Braving the scorching heat wave, voters queued up at the five polling booths and cast their votes in good numbers. The re-poll was ordered in view of technical glitches in the Electronic Voting Machines in these polling booths when general elections were held on April 11.

Accordingly, re-polling was conducted in polling booth 94 pertaining to Narsaraopet Assembly and Lok Sabha segments, booth 244 of Guntur West Assembly and Lok Sabha segments in Guntur district.

It was also held in booth 247 of Yerragondapalem Assembly and Ongole Lok Sabha segments; polling booth 41 of Kovur Assembly segment under Nellore Lok Sabha constituency and 197 of Sullurupeta Assembly segment under Tirupati parliamentary constituency. Elections for 25 Lok Sabha and 175 Assembly seats were held in one go on April 11 in the State. Counting of votes will be taken up on May 23.