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First phase elections in the state ends peacefully

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The first phase of elections for the Andhra Pradesh Assembly and Parliamentary Constituencies concluded today peacefully. Nearly 60% of the eligible voters in the state have cast their votes for 22 Lok Sabha seats and 154 assembly constituencies. Speaking to the press, Commissioner AK Khan said that the elections are held peacefully despite a few incidents.

Primary estimates put a fair amount of polling being held in the state. Srikakulam reported 61.5% votes followed by Vijayanagaram 59.7%, Adilabad 53%, Mahabubnagar 65.6%, Hyderabad 45%, Karimnagar 49.5%, Nalgonda 61%, Warangal 60.5%, Rangareddy 52.1%, Medak 49.5%, Nizamabad 62%, Khammam 65% and Visakhapatnam 60%

KG Rao expressed satisfaction on the organizing of the elections in the state. He said that both Election Commission and the State police made good co-ordination to ensure the elections are conducted in smooth manner. Mr. Rao toured various polling booths in Srikakulam. He said that distribution of money and liquor were put under severe check during this elections as compared to the previous. MP candidate of MIM Party Asadudden raised allegations that the BJP party is distributing money at the polling booths. On hearing the news, Asadudeen along with his party workers reached the polling booth and tried to attack a couple of people at the Old City in Hyderabad. The victims however claimed that they were trying to stop Asedudden who was distributing money himself. Film celebrities in Hyderabad have cast their votes for the first phase of elections in the state capital. Among those who cast their vote today are Prajarajyam party president Chiranjeevi who along with his family members have utilized their vote at the Obulreddy School in Jubilee Hills. Recently injured film actor Junior NTR who has campaigned for the Telugu Desam Party came in an ambulance to cast his vote at the St. Anns College in Mehedipatnam. Popular Film producer Ramanaidu, his son and film actor Venkatesh, Dr. C Narayana Reddy, Parachuri brothers were among those who cast their votes today.

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