Dull polling in AP by-elections

Dull polling in AP by-elections About 35 per cent polling was recorded till 1300 hours in the by-elections to four Lok Sabha and 18 Assembly seats in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday. Twenty five per cent of the electorate exercised their franchise in Adilabad and Karimnagar parliamentary seats each, while the voting percentage was 26 in Warangal and 25 in Hanamkonda Lok Sabh constituencies, official sources said.

The scorching heat conditions across Telangana region forced many voters to stay indoors and polling is expected to pick up later in the day. Barring stray incidents of clashes among the workers of various political parties, polling has been peaceful so far, police said.

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