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Stray incidents mark Civic Elections

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Hyderabad, February 19, 2007

Stray incidents marked the polls to the civic bodies of Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC), Rajahmundry and Hindupur. The polling started on a tardy note in Rajahmundry and Hindupur. It is reported that a turnout of 67.42 percentage in Rajahmundry while 66 percent in Hindupur while in GVMC recorded only 46 percent.

In Hindupur town, all establishments were closed including medical shops and some leaders including an MLA were under house arrest till the end of the polling. Women in large numbers cat their votes standing serpentine queues. The elections to the Municipal Corporation of Rajahmundry concluded without any untoward incidents. In almost in every booth, women outnumbered men in casting their votes.

The counting of votes would start from 8am on Wednesday and the final results will be announced by noon according to official sources.

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19 February 2002
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19 February 2003
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19 February 2004
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19 February 2005

19 February 2006
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19 February 2008
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