Poor turnout for GHMC elections

ktr-naraPolling is under way peacefully and amid tight security for GHMC elections.

Polling began at 7 a.m. at 7,802 polling stations on dull note.The voting percentage stood at close to 22 per cent by noon .

Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan and his wife stepped into the ASCI College to cast their vote . GHMC Commissioner B. Janardhan Reddy casts his vote. Former Mayor Banda Karthika votes at St Jude’s school in Tarnaka IT minister KT Rama Cast his votes at Banjara Hills polling booth. Nara Lokesh & Brahmani cast their votes at BSNL Office booth in Jubilee Hills.

Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Mahmood Ali votes Azampura.Bharatiya Janata Party leader NVS Prabhakar and wife cast their vote at reach Ramanathapuram polling booth.

Residents of a basthi in Hasthinapuram refuse to vote, stage dharna outside polling station.EVMs malfunction were informed at several booths.

Polling at slow pace in at 9 AM it as 9.79 per cent and after 3 hours at 12 pm , it has reached to 22 percent. By 1 PM (IST) it snailed to 25.85 percent only.  Still four hours to go. Voting percent would be less than 50%.