The time is approaching for the Munugodu by-election which is considered to be the semi-final of the general elections. The Election Commission has made all the arrangements. The election will be held in a total of 298 polling stations. Polling will be held at 7 am on Thursday. Electronic voting machines have been moved from Chandur’s election returning officer’s office. Webcasting, 50 flying squad teams, and 199 micro observers have been set up in all the polling centers.
So far, the police have seized unaccounted cash of Rs.6.80 crore in the constituency. 185 cases have been registered. 119 belt shops in the constituency were closed. Officials have identified 34 percent of the constituency as problematic polling stations. Additional police have been deployed at them. 5,000 security personnel are on duty across the constituency to celebrate the polling. It includes state police personnel as well as central forces.
Out of 298 polling stations in the constituency, 35 are urban polling stations. All the rest are set up in rural areas. Every polling center is monitored by CCTV cameras. The check posts will remain till the close of polls on Thursday. A total of 47 candidates were in the fray in the previous by-election. However, the competition is mainly between the three parties. Kusukuntla Prabhakar Reddy is the candidate of TRS, Palvai Sravanti is the candidate for Congress and Komatireddy Rajagopal Reddy is the candidate for BJP. The victory in this election is very important for these three parties. Who will the voters crown? It has become a universal excitement. Even though the temptations are going strong, it is not up to anyone’s expectations as to which side the voters are on.
– 47 contesters on the arena
– Total Voters: 2,41,855
– Males: 1,21,720, Females: 1,20,128
– Postal Ballot Voters: 5,686
– Total Polling Stations: 298
– 35 in the urban areas, 263 in the rural area