Voting begins for 119 seats in Telangana


(Online Desk)

After a high-voltage campaign that witnessed a shrill war of words by contesting parties, Telangana is set for Assembly polls Friday with the Congress-led alliance, the TRS and the BJP locked in a triangular contest.

More than 1.50 lakh polling officials, including reserve staff, are in the process of giving final touches Thursday to make the election to the 119-member House a smooth affair.

Over 2.80 crore electorate are eligible to exercise their franchise in the state, which has a total of 32,815 polling stations.

Campaigning had come to an end at 5 pm Wednesday.

The main parties and their candidates contesting the elections are

Telangana Rashtra Samiti: Former CM K Chandrasekhar Rao, KT Rama Rao, Harish Rao

Congress: TPCC president Uttam Kumar Reddy, Revanth Reddy