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71.37 per cent polling in Telangana municipal elections

71.37 per cent polling in Telangana municipal elections
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Nearly 71.37% of voters exercised their franchise in the elections held for 120 municipalities and 9 municipal corporations across Telangana State on Wednesday.

Hyderabad: Nearly 71.37% of voters exercised their franchise in the elections held for 120 municipalities and 9 municipal corporations across Telangana State on Wednesday.

According to the figures released by State Election Commission, of 49,74,598 voters, as many as 35,50483 (71.37%) have exercised their franchise. Barring a few minor incidents, polling was peaceful across the Telangana State.

Highest 95.13% polling was recorded in Pochaampally while Nizampet was on the bottom with 39.65% polling. The polling was over 80% in 49 Urban Local Bodies while it was less than 50% in three ULBs, all within ORR.

Meanwhile, the Election Commission has imposed a ban on exit polls in view of elections for Karimnagar Municipal Corporation for which polling is scheduled to be held on January 24.

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