Sangareddy: Except for a few stray incidents, polling in 15 civic bodies in Sangareddy, Siddipet and Medak districts went smoothly on Wednesday. The election was conducted for Sangareddy, Sadhasivapet, Tellapur, Ameenpur, IDA Bollaram, Jogipet and Narayankhed municipalities in Sangareddy district, Medak, Ramayampet, Narsapur and Toopran municipalities in Medak district and Cheryal-Dubbak, Gajwel-Pregnapur and Husnabad municipalities in Siddipet district.
In the 4th ward of Narayankhed municipality, police had to resort to lathi-charge to disperse the crowd from the polling station when the TRS and Congress party workers had a heated argument over some issue. The Congress leaders accused TRS leader Lakshman Nayak of influencing the voters at the polling station.
Similar incident took place at Old Bus station in Sangareddy municipality as an argument erupted between the Congress and TRS leaders. The leaders of a party accused the leaders of the other party of casting vote of a dead person here. The police dispersed the clashing groups away from the polling station. Leaders of both the parties had also involved in similar incident in the 8th ward of Gajwel-Pragnapur municipality.
A Congress leader accused that the polling staff of preventing him from casting his vote though he was carrying his Aadhar Card as an identity proof. He demanded the election officials stall the voting process.
Meanwhile, the respective Collectors and election observers toured the polling stations across all the municipalities to monitor the polling. Webcasting of the polling process was conducted across all the 15 municipalities. The MLAs and other senior leaders excercised their franchise in their respective polling stations in the erstwhile Medak district.