Celebrities, NGOs and politicians cutting across party lines continuously encouraged voters to step out and vote didn’t seem to workout while the ‘Greater’ citizen remained unmoved with the high-voltage election campaign.
Though it has been the highest in three GHMC polls with 46.6 per cent, it was analysed to be a disappointment in par with the campaigning held with the bigwigs from across the nation. While Ramachandrapuram topped the list with 67 per cent voting, Yousufguda with 33.03 per cent was at the bottom, according to the State Election Commission (SEC).
As of 5 pm on Tuesday, only 27,22,891 voters out of 74,12,601 eligible voters i.e, only 36.73 per cent in the city has exercised their franchise. However, voting at certain booths continued till 7.30 pm considering the voters already in the queue lines by 5 pm.
The voting percentage in the last 2 hours registered an increase by 11 per cent which drew suspicions from the oppositions parties. According to the allegations levelled by oppositions leaders like Vittal and Madhu Yashki, it was suspected that the ruling party has made a last-minute rigging.
They allege that TRS leaders have managed to bring hundreds of the party supporters from across the district into queue lines during the last two hours for rigging. Further, they demanded a strict inquiry into the abnormal hike in last hour polling percentage.