Technical glitches for EVMs; Chintala demands extension of polling time

By Author  |  Published: 7th Dec 2018  12:34 pm
Chintala Ramachandra Reddy with family after casting his vote at Shaikpet.

Hyderabad: BJP candidate for Khairatabad constituency, Chintala Ramachandra Reddy, who cast his vote at Shaikpet, alleged that in Khairatabad constituency, 40 to 50 EVMs reported technical glitches resulting in voters having to wait.

“I request the Election Commission to extend the voting time wherever voting was delayed due to technical reasons,” he said.

Meanwhile, even as polling at various polling stations in the areas of Banjara Hills and Jubilee Hills progressed slowly, senior citizens were seen casting their votes early.

In a few polling stations along Road No 7, agents were seen waiting for voters to distribute their slips. In most of the stations, apart from celebrities who sought to queue up in the first hour, senior citizens were seen turning up in good numbers to exercise their franchise.