Andhra Pradesh News on April 30, 2014
April 30, 2014 - Hyderabad
- 68 per cent voting recorded in Telangana
HYDERABAD: State Chief Electoral Officer Bhanwar Lal announced that the elections for 10 Lok Sabha and 119 Assembly seats went on peacefully and 68 per cent of voting were recorded at 5pm on Wednesday. The counting will be taken up on May 16.
- 'Chandrababu Naidu vote not valid', says Bhanwar Lal
The State Chief Electoral officer Bhanwar Lal responding to the statement of TDP chief Nara Chandrababu Naidu that he casted vote to BJP in accordance with the alliance said that it is not valid. He said that his announcement is not correct and will be treated as invalid one. He said that the People Representation Act, the voter should not reveal to whom he/'she voted, said Bhanwar Lal. Meanwhile, Telugu Desam Party has lodged a complaint with the Election Commission stating that the State Chief Electoral officer is touching the subjects which are not under his purview. They said that the announcement of Naidu took place after 100 metres from the polling booth.
- Innova car belongs to TPCC working president catches fire while currency kept in bonnet burnt
HYDERABAD:An Innova car that carries currency notes hidden in bonnet valued to Rs.2.5 crore went up in flames near Hyderabad on Wednesday. The Innova car allegedly belongs to TPCC working president. State Chief Electoral Officer Bhanwar Lal speaking to press said that the vehicle that stopped at a roadside dhaba near Suryapeta went up in flames. He said that the driver and another occupant ran away as the vehicle was burning. Rs.1000 notes were found in the partially burnt car and police were informed of this.
- Union Minister Chiranjeevi faces embarrassing situation
HYDERABAD: Union Minister K Chiranjeevi on Wednesday faced embarrassing situation when he was objected from the voters when he broke the queue for casting his vote. When Chiranjeevi along with his family members tried to walk into the polling centre for exercising franchise was stopped by a voter resulting him to follow the queue.
- KCR expresses confidence of forming the Government
HYDERABAD: TRS chief K Chandrasekhara Rao who flown from his farm house in a helicopter to Medak along with his wife for casting vote. Speaking to press in Chintamadaka village, he said that TRS would form the Government in Telangana on its own. 'We will get two-thirds majority' and said 'I am hundred per cent confident. There is no doubt. There is a tremendous wave, We will closer to 90 Assembly seats', said K Chandrasekhara Rao.
- 50% polling in Telangana by 1 pm
Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh, where polling is being held simultaneously for 119 Assembly and 17 Lok Sabha seats, witnessed an impressive turnout of about 50 per cent till 1 pm. State Chief Electoral Officer Bhanwar Lal told reporters that Nizamabad recorded the highest percentage of 57 while Hyderabad recorded lowest turnout of 32.5 per cent, out of the 10 districts where polling is on.
- 15.3 per cent polling recorded at 9am in Telangana
The on-going elections in Telangana region have recorded 15.3 per cent at 9am on Wednesday according the State Election Commissioner Bhanwar Lal. The per centage recorded are Nizamabad – 16.%, Karimnagar- 15%, Medak – 16%, Ranga Reddy – 15.5%, Hyderabad 10.4%, Mahabubnagar – 17%, Nalgonda – 14.5%, Warangal – 16.4%, Khammam – 16% and Adilabad 15.3%.
- Celebrities who casted votes
Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL.Narasimhan and his wife Vimala Narasimhan, Chief Electoral Officer Bhanwar Lal and DGP B Prasada Rao were prominent personalities who voted on Wednesday. Film actor and Jana Sena founder Pawan Kalyan, who campaigned for BJP-TDP alliance, cast his vote in the first hour. Another popular actor Junior NTR, grandson of TDP founder N.T. Rama Rao, also voted at a polling station in Jubilee Hills.
- First phase elections underway
The first phase polling in Andhra Pradesh began at Telangana today. Polling began early at 7 am in most parts of the region. Trouble with Electronic Voting Machines have delayed the start of polling at several places.