Malkajgiri: The largest constituency in the state registered 51.68 per cent voting on Friday, even as some voters of Malkajgiri, Venkateshwar Nagar, Neredmet and Gowtham Nagar were disappointed with their names found missing in the lists. The residents expressed anguish that about 30 per cent of their names went missing. They staged a protest sit-in on Prasanna Road in Neredmet. They were arrested by the local police and shifted to Jawaharnagar Police Station. When voters complained to higher officials, they allegedly replied that their names were not found in voter list and turned them back. An hour before the end of voting, the opposition parties resorted to agitation.
Voter turnout 51.7% in Malkajgiri
On the other hand, young women and men were happy to exercise their constitutional right for the first time. The poll staff complained that minimum facilities like lunch, besides lights, fans in booths have not been provided by the government. They were forced to spend from their own pockets for their food. N Ramchandar Rao, BJP candidate, went around the polling centres and made enquiries about the arrangements. He told The Hans India that voters should be given the opportunity to elect the right