Vote casting for 175 Assembly seats and 25 Parliamentary seats in Andhra Pradesh is being held concurrently in a single-segment election on Thursday. It is a long way definitely a three-cornered battle within the Reveal — the ruling Telugu Desam Occasion seeking a re-election, Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy’s YSR Congress rising as a solid contender, and actor-turned into-flesh presser Pawan Kalyan’s Jana Sena the new entrant.
There are also the national occasions the BJP and Congress contesting sans any alliance with the regional occasions.
Here are the dwell updates:
1: 50 pm
Polling workers delete 125 votes on EVMs in Masula
The polling workers has reportedly deleted no lower than 125 votes that were polled on the Electronic Vote casting Machine after they’ve learnt that they didn’t constructive the votes casted for the length of the mock pollpressure in Machilipatnam assembly section.
On being learnt referring to the deletion of their votes, just a few voters managed to flip up to the polling sales house to pollone more time.
12: 40 pm
Polling is smooth in Naxal-hit Odisha-Andhra border. Open air vehicles are completely frisked before getting into the constituency.
Since Odisha witnessed an IED blast in Wednesday evening, EVMs were despatched to the polling booths handiest on Thursday morning.
12: 15 pm
Telugu Desam Occasion worker Chinta Bhaskar Reddy hacked to death advance polling sales house No.197 at Veerapuram in Tadipatri constituency of Anantapur district.
12: 10 pm
TDP candidate for Sattenapalli Assembly constituency Kodela Siva Prasada Rao (incumbent speaker of the Legislative Assembly) and his gun-man were allegedly manhandled by YSR Congress activists at Yanametla village.
MLC Buddha Venkanna used to be taken into custody at Mallikarjunapeta in Vijayawada metropolis as he staged a assert towards the disruption of polling device by imperfect EVMs.
Gargantuan-scale malfunctioning of EVMs reported proper thru Visakhapatnam
Polling for parliamentary constituencies and Assembly segments in Visakhapatnam district began on a smooth recount, and not using a untoward incident reported from wherever within the district till spherical 11 a.m. on Thursday.
Brisk polling used to be seen at most places with voters forming prolonged queues out of doors the polling stations upright from 7 a.m. The authorized complaint used to be the malfunctioning of EVM s, ensuing in delayed launch of the polltask at some booths.
Jana Sena candidate arrested for detrimental EVM
Jana Sena candidate Madhusudhan Gupta being arrested in Gooty for breaking an EVM, on Thursday.
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Vote casting in Anantapur district purchased delayed at many of the places registering 10.62% by 9 am, violence raised it head at loads of places on Thursday.
While Guntakal Jana Sena Occasion candidate Madhusudan Gupta used to be arrested for breaking an EVM at Gooty, in Singanamala (SC) constituency there were clashes between YSR Congress and TDP followers in Jangampalli village of Yellanur mandal.
At Siddhapuram in Atmakur mandal of Raptadu constituency the TDP workers attacked YSRCP mandal convener Bala Pothanna leading to bleeding accidents.
Noxious EVMs are a minute self-discipline, says CEO
Andhra Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Gopal Krishna Dwivedi acknowledged the unpleasant functioning of Electronic Vote casting Machines (EVMs) used to be a minute self-discipline precipitated by imperfect connections and it used to be being sorted out. He assured the voters that every those mute in queues up to 6 p.m. would be allowed to cast their votes.
Mr. Dwivedi acknowledged in an announcement that polling used to be occurring peacefully and without any main glitch. He predicted that balloting percentage will be a long way greater than the previous time going by the impressive turnout in basically the predominant three hours.
Mr. Dwivedi himself had to attend for the replacement of a dysfunctional EVM at a polling sales house at Tadepalli in Guntur district to cast his vote and acknowledged that being machines, there would be minor factors with them.
Polling percentage used to be 9% at 9 a.m. within the Reveal.
Naidu calls for re-polling at places the place imperfect EVMs marred balloting
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu arrives to cast his vote at Undavalli, Guntur.
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Expressing displeasure over the obstruction to balloting proper thru the Reveal precipitated by unpleasant Electronic Vote casting Machines (EVMs), Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu demanded that re-polling needs to be held at such places.
He estimated that 30% of the EVMs were no longer functioning and known as upon the Election Commission of India (ECI) to swing into motion all of a sudden, announcing that the parents were timid.
In a dialog to the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Gopal Krishna Dwivedi, Mr. Naidu acknowledged three hours of polling time used to be wasted by imperfect EVMs and there were complaints that votes cast for TDP were going to YSR Congress Occasion (YSRCP).
11: 00 a.m. | Anantapur
Workers of YSR Congress and TDP clashed in Yellanur for the length of the polling. Police interfered to snarl the self-discipline under support an eye on, reportsRamesh Susarla.
10.15 a.m. | Narsipatnam
Vote casting at a gradual tempo in Narsipatnam
Vote casting began on a gradual tempo in Narsipatnam, which is the constituency of Panchayat Raj Minister Ayyanna Patrudu. Many EVMs in Rolugunta, Narsipatnam town and Golugonda did no longer characteristic in basically the predominant hour and many participants returned without casting their votes.
9.30 a.m. | Prakasam
Polling station locked in Kadapa
Two polling brokers were taken into custody for allegedly offering money to voters at Vemavaram village in Ballikuruva mandal in Prakasam district.
In Kadapa district, YSRCP cadre ransack EVMs at 126th sales house in a polling station in Jandlavaram village of Mydukur mandal. Police have dispersed the unruly mob, polling station has been rapidly locked.
9.15 a.m. | Narasaraopet
TDP candidate attacked
Narsaraopet Assembly constituency TDP candidate Aravinda Babu attacked by YSRCP activists; police resort to lathi-rate to quell the clashing workers of TDP and YSRCP.
Over 100 EVMs malfunction in Prakasam
Chief Electoral Officer Gopal Krishna Dwivedi faced distress in casting vote at a polling sales house at Christianpet in Tadepalli in Guntur district because of the a dysfunctional EVM, he within the waste cast vote after the unpleasant machine used to be changed.
Over 100 EVMs malfunctioned as polling began in 3269 polling booths for Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in Prakasam district. Officials changed the imperfect ones and resumed polling.
8.50 a.m. | Vizianagaram
Women voters play main characteristic in Vizianagaram
One amongst the youngest MLAs Pamula Pushpa Srivani cast her vote in Kurupam of Vizianagaram district. She is contesting one more time on YSRCP designate.
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Women voters will play key characteristic in Vizianagaram district. They outnumber men within the district. There are 9,19, 654 women folk voters as towards 8,98,331 men voters.
Their active participation in election is considerable in Vizianagaram district.
8.50 a.m. | Kadapa
Tension in Kadapa district
TDP MP C.M. Ramesh objects to the gathering of YSR Congress Occasion (YSRCP) brokers out of doors the polling station at his native Potladurthi village in Yerraguntla mandal of Kadapa district; A YSRCP agent then stopped the MP from going to cast his vote, leading to stress.
Meanwhile, Chief Electoral Officer Gopal Krishna Dwivedi takes stock of the non-functioning of EVMs and VVPATs at loads of places; polling delayed by up to 1 hour at a immense preference of polling booths proper thru the Reveal.
Police also quelled clashing TDP and YSRCP activists at Ramarayudupalem village in Yalamanchili mandal of Visakhapatnam district.
8.15 a.m. | Kuppam
EVM glitch reported in Kuppam
A number of booths in Kuppam Assembly constituency reported EVM system defects. Kuppam is Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu’s constituency in Chittoor district.
On the 163rd sales house in Kadapa metropolis, it has been reported that the button representing the ‘fan’ symbol did no longer answer when pressed. In an identical fashion, within the 106th sales house in Mydukur, the cycle symbol used to be learned unresponsive. Both the EVMs were changed all of a sudden when the respective brokers complained.
8 a.m. | Visakhapatnam
Ganta Srinivasa Rao casts his vote
HRD Minister Ganta Srinivas Rao arrives with his family at a polling station in a Visakhapatnam
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7.45 a.m. | Vote casting begins late
Polling in some booths begins late
Glimpses from a balloting sales house in Vijayawada on April 11, 2019
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Polling began 45 minutes late at Seventh Day Adventists college polling station in MVP Colony in Visakhapatnam East Assembly constituency as pollagents near late.
Mangalaiah, a senior citizen, acknowledged even after staring at for an hour balloting had no longer started at sales house No. 194 at Araku. Out of 8 EVMs, handiest 2 are performing at Araku Govt Excessive College
7.30 a.m. | Vizianagaram
Ashok Gajapathi Raju casts his vote
Historic Union Minister and Vizianagaram TDP Lok Sabha candidateAshok Gajapathi Raju, and his daughter and Vizianagaram TDP Assembly candidate Aditi cast their votes in basically the predominant hour of polling.
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The daddy-daughter duo expressed happiness over the arrangements in polling station. Vizianagaram administration anticipated over 80% polling.
7.15 a.m. | EVM factors
A pair of booths face EVM screw ups
As voters line up at assorted polling booths in Anantapur distrcit, the EVMs in sales house no. 153 within the Raptadu Assembly constituency fail to work. EVMs in polling sales house no. 101 within the Visakhapatnam East constituency used to be also no longer working.
Meanwhile, balloting at ITI faculty polling station no. 76 is delayed. The polling workers are unable to fix the EVMs. Voters turn out to be wired.
Two EVMs are no longer working in sales house no. 183 in Visakhapatnam.
Voters bitch of dysfunctional EVMs in some polling booths in Mangalagiri Assembly Constituency no longer working. IT Minister Nara Lokesh, son of Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, is contesting for basically the predominant time from this constituency.
Jana Sena candidate Madhusudhan Gupta has reportedly damaged an EVM at a polling station in Gutti (Anantapur district) expressing ire over no longer making trusty display of Assembly and Lok Sabha balloting compartments.
Though a immense preference of tribals gathered at Govt Junior College at Araku Valley before 7 a.m., balloting began late because of the malfunctioning of EVMs. Two among 6 EVMs failed to characteristic till 7.30 a.m., acknowledged micro observer D.S. Varma.
7 a.m. | Visakhapatnam North
Vote casting begins at a realistic tempo
Vote casting began at a realistic tempo at many of the polling stations in Visakhapatnam North Assembly constituency. Though the polling has been scheduled to launch up at 7 a.m., folks — largely senior voters and morning walkers in their tracksuits and jogging sneakers — were seen turning up at the booths from 6.30 a.m., even before the polling brokers and pollofficers might also put up their things.
Rameswar, a senior citizen at the GVMC Excessive College sales house in Muralinagar acknowledged, “On the mute time is a holiday, and all my youngsters have reach house, so I desire to cast my franchise in basically the predominant hour and revel within the day with my family. On the mute time is a festive day.”