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Telangana: Polling begins for Warangal-Khammam-Nalgonda graduates’ MLC by-election

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Hyderabad: Polling for the Warangal-Khammam-Nalgonda graduates’ MLC by-election began at 0800 hours on Monday, amid tight security.

Voters from the constituency, which spans 34 assembly constituencies, are casting their ballots at 605 polling booths. Polling will conclude at 1600 hours.

There are a total of 4,63,839 graduate voters, with 52 candidates contesting this by-election. The combined Warangal district has the highest number of graduate voters at 1,73,406, followed by the combined Nalgonda district with 1,66,448, and the combined Khammam district with 1,23,985.

The competition mainly between candidates from Congress, BRS, and BJP is intense, with each party employing various strategies to attract graduate voters.

Key leaders from the respective parties actively campaigned for their candidates. Union Minister and Telangana BJP President G Kishan Reddy, along with Etala Rajender and several other BJP leaders, supported BJP candidate Premender Reddy.

BRS working president K T Rama Rao (KTR), former Minister Harish Rao, Palla Rajeshwar Reddy, Errabelli Dayakar Rao, and other key leaders campaigned for the BRS candidate.

Local ministers and MLAs campaigned in support of Congress candidate Chintapandu Naveen, also known as Teenmar Mallanna.

The results will be announced on June 5.

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