Tuesday, August 29, 2017
The polling to the Kakinada Municipal Corporation went off peacefully except a few incidents of exchange of words and a scuffle between YSRCP and TDP.
Of the 2,29,373 voters, 1,48,598 exercised their franchise taking the poll percentage to 64.78 in all 196 polling stations. The 15th division registered the highest voter turnout of 80% while fourth division recorded the lowest turnout of 51%. Counting of votes will be held on September 1 and the results will be declared on the same day.
YSRCP alleged that the TDP-BJP combine was influencing the voters by distributing cash and conducting campaign even in the polling stations. A scuffle broke out between the followers of Malakondaiah and the YSRCP’s nominee Kampara Ramesh which was brought under control by the police.