Telangana: Victory Processions Banned After Municipal Polls Votes Counting

 - Sakshi Post

Counting of votes for the municipal polls are to be held on May 3. Because of the spike in Covid-19 cases in the state, the Telangana State Election Commission(TSEC) has banned victory processions/ rallies by candidates and parties.

Partha Sarathi, the TSEC Commissioner issued an order stating "No victory procession after the counting of votes on May 3 shall be permissible. Not more than two persons shall be allowed to accompany the winning candidate or his/her authorised representative to receive the certificate of election from the returning officer."

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The arrangements for polling have been done with strict Covid-19 restrictions. On Friday, voting will be held in Warangal and Khammam municipal corporations except for municipalities in Atchampet, Siddipet, Nakrekal, Jadcherla and Kothur. Besides this, in the GHMC, voting is for the Lingojiguda division and a ward each in Gajwel, Nalgonda, Bodhan and Parkal municipalities.

A total of 11,34,032 persons are eligible to exercise their voting rights in these polls. The SEC has deployed 9,809 personnel in 1,539 polling booths arranged. Additional police forces will be staffed in 676 sensitive polling booths. The polling will be held through ballot papers. A total of 2,500 ballot boxes were supplied to the polling booths.

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