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2012 Kovur Assembly Bye-Elections

The 2012 Kovur Assembly Bye-Elections was held to elect the representative of Kovur constituency to the Andhra Pradesh assembly. The election was held on March 18, 2012. The counting of the polls was held on March 21, 2012.

YSR CP wins

YSR Congress Party candidate N Prasanna Kumar Reddy defeated his nearest TDP rival Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy by a margin of 23,494 votes.


Kovur has the maximum number of candidates in the seven assembly constituencies where the bye-elections are held. The bypolls will be held in six constituencies in Telangana. 14 candidates are in fray after the scrutiny and withdrawal of nomination phase is over.

The following are the candidates of the main parties in the Kovur bypolls.

Total electorate: 2,09,739
Votes polled: 1,75,913

CandidatePartySymbol AllottedVotes PolledPercentage
N Prasanna Kumar ReddyYSR Congress PartyCeiling Fan73,87641.99%
Somireddy Chandramohan ReddyTelugu Desam PartyBicycle50,38228.64%
Polamreddy Srinivas ReddyCongressHand41,39723.53%
Jonnalagadda Venkama RajuCPI (M)Hammer, Sickle and Star3,5622.02%
Nellore NarsaiahLok SattaWhistle1,5850.90%
Kondapalli GuruvaiahNationalist Congress PartyClock5,1112.90%
Kollu Madhu BabuAndhra Rastra Praja SamithiAuto-Rickshaw
Palepu Vijaya KumarRajyadhikara PartyTelevision
Addepalli Chandra SekharIndependentPot
Kumar Raju ParusaIndependentRing
Addepalli Chandra SekharIndependentPot
Chintala ChiranjeeviIndependentTelephone
Pattapu RaviIndependentCup & Saucer
Mallareddy MedaIndependentCamera
Sukkireni Koteswara RaoIndependentDish Antenna


The counting of votes began at 8am in the morning today.
YSR Congress Party candidate N Prasanna Kumar Reddy is leading by 10519 votes..
The counting of postal ballot votes is complete in Kovur. TDP lead by 2 votes.

YSR CP leads after nine rounds. Ten more rounds of counting to be done.
YSR CP leads by 14,468 votes after eighth round of counting.
YSR CP leads by 11,148 votes after sixth round of counting.
YSR CP leads by 8798 votes after fifth round of vcountingoting.
YSR CP leads by 4077 votes after third round of counting.
At the end of second round, YSR Congress Party leads by 6520 votes.
TDP in second place and Congress in third round.

At the end of first round

  • YSR CP - 5400
  • TDP - 2900
  • Congress - 1012


The Kovur assembly bye-election went peaceful and witnessed a high turnout of 84%. The polling began at 8 am. The average turnout in all the seven assembly constituencies where the by-elections were held was 71%. Police resorted to mild force to disperse two clashing groups in Kovur. The polling in Kovur continued till 6:45 pm. A high turn out of 88.93% was recorded in Indukuripeta mandal.

  • Indukuripeta mandal - 88.93%
  • Buchireddypalem - 80.94%
  • Kovur - 80.87%
  • Kodavalur - 85.81%
  • Vidavalur - 83.82%

2012 Kovur Assembly Bye-Elections in News

Lagadapati Rajagopal lashes out at Jagan
Vijayawada MP Lagadapati Rajagopal lashes out at Jagan Mohan Reddy. He calls on people to vote for Congress in Kovur bye-election.

Andhra Pradesh News on March 10, 2012
Andhra Pradesh News and Headlines on March 10, 2012

Chief Minister to kick start bye-election campaign tomorrow
Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy will address a public meeting at North Rajupalem in Kovur constituency tomorrow.

Chandrababu campaigns in Kovur for bye-election
TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu campaigns for Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy in Kovur bye-elections

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