Seemandhra: 76.01% voter turnout recorded

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Hyderabad, May 7: Twenty-five Lok Sabha and 175 parliamentary constituencies in Seemandhra went to the polls on Wednesday. This is the first election in the region after the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. All eyes will be set on the contest between the YSR Congress and the BJP-TDP combine. The Congress had won 21 Lok Sabha seats in this region in the 2009 parliamentary polls but this time it could face a huge challenge in Seemandhra.

A total of 36 million cast their ballots in this election while 333 candidates, including 27 women, were in fray.

[2009 results in Seemandhra]

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6.45 pm: Seemandhra records 76.01% turnout.

6.30  pm: The highest turnout of 74 per cent was recorded in Guntur district, while the lowest polling percentage of 67 per cent in Visakhapatam district.

6.15 pm: BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi rang up TDP chief N. Chandrababu Naidu to inquire about the polling in Seemandhra. Naidu, a former chief minister, conveyed to Modi that he is confident of the TDP-BJP alliance sweeping the polls.

6.00 pm: Polling recorded 74% till 5 pm today. Polling closed at 6.00 pm in entire Seemandhra.

5:50 pm: Frayed tempers rivalry to the fore at VS Krishna College polling centre. YSRCP-TDP leaders and activists in face-off. A woman, Revathi staged dharna for vote at Sattenapalli in Guntur distreict. she lost her vote due to impersonatio.

5:40 pm: Adding to tension at polling centre at VS Krishna College, a TDP candidate is trying to forcibly enter when a YSRCP candidate is inside.

5:24 pm: Ravi Venkataramana, YSC Ponnuru assembly segment, in Guntur district has been arrested in illicit liquor case by Excise police today, as the stay on his arrest has been ended this evening.

5:20 pm: Several voters leave polling centre during closing hours at V.S. Krishna Govt. College as YSRCP & TDP supporters exchange blows.

5:05 pm:Polling closed in Paderu and Araku segments at 4PM, as they are naxals affected areas.

One dead in a clash between TDP and YCP clash at Inagantivaripeta in East Godavari district

5:00 pm: Rival political groups clash at vs Krishna govt. College ad police try to pacify them.

4:40 pm: Police had to subject to mild lathi charge to disperse two groups of YSRCP and TDP. Both parties claimed rigging.

4:25 pm: At 3pm











4:15 pm:Voter turnout breakout till 3 pm:



VSP (East)-53%

VSP (South)-49.02%

VSP (North)-49.30%

VSP (West)-49.17%


Dist total-56.40%

3:50 pm: 63% polling has been recorderd till 3 PM in Seemandhra. CEO Bhanwar lal said that repolling will be held at Palakajeedi in Koyyuru Mandala in Visakha district, where EVMs have been stolen by suspected Maoist.

3:40 pm: Voter turnout in Seemandhra is 52% by 2 pm.

3:30 pm: Pedajalaripeta a critical polling station has recorded a 60 per cent polling turnout. Polls here are peaceful till now and thousands of people have turned up to exercise their franchise.

3:15 pm: Maoist Militia snatch, burn 2 EVM, 1 vehicle at Palakajeedi village in Koyyuru Mandal around 2 pm. None hurt, says SP.

3:00 pm: Narsapuran TDP Lok Sabha candidate has been attacked by YCP activists at Basikapuram in Guntur district. Glass windows of his car have been destroyed.

2:40 pm: Voter turn out break up by 1 pm:

2:35 pm: YCP candidate kapu Ramachandra Reddy has been arrested and shifted to Rayadurgam PS in Ananthapur district.

2:20 pm: Anakapalle: In dibbapalem mandal voters staged dharna outside a polling station as a political party did not pay promised money. YSRCP Ponnuru Assembly candidate Raavi Venkata Ramana stages dhrana at Dabbalapudi crossroads alleging police is following him.

2:15 pm: Cops following Pendurti ysrcp nominee Gandi Babji after complaint of threats by residents.

2:00 pm: Seemandhra reports 51.28% voter turnout till 1 pm.

1:40 pm: All big shops closed for staff to vote. Only medical, family shops open. Around 50% polling in most booths. Till 1 pm, Gajuwaka reported 50 per cent polling. Light lathicharge at Pedagantyada in presence of YSRC candidate Tippala Nagi Reddy.

1:30 pm: Anakapalle cong LS nominee Thota Vijayalakshmi with family votes in Visakha North.

1:25 pm: Kuppam assembly segments, from where TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu is contesting, recorded 42% polling till 12 Noon.

1: 15 pm: TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu condemned attacks on his party workers in Mydukuru and Jamamlanadugu assembly segments. YSC is resorting for attacks with the fear of defeat, he allege.

12:55 pm:YCP and TDP workers clashed at Tadepalligudem in East Godavari district. TDP assembly segment candidate Galla Arunkaumari voted at Chandragiri in Chittoor district

12:40 pm: Three hurt in clash between YSRCP and TDP supporters at Owk of Kurnool district. During first four hours, around 30 per cent votes were polled at 240 polling stations in Visakha East Assembly segment. Check the 11 am voting percent division:

At 11am polling:

VSP PC-27.64%

Chodavaram -39%

Madugula 31%


Pendurti 34%

Elamanchili 33%

Pykaraopet 38%

Narsipatnam 34.25%

Long queues from 6 am at many booths but less voters towards noon. EVMs did not work for 19 to 15 min at few places in payakaraopeta. Polling dull in Anakapalle and in Agency segments. No incidents in agency areas so far.

12:35 pm: Visakha south MLA candidate Dronamraju Srinivas visit sri kanakamahalakshmi temple after voting Confident of victory.

12:30 pm: Jagan's security staff and CRPF personnel jostle with each other at Rajivnagar polling station in Vempalle.

12:15 pm: TDP candidate Ganta Srinivasa Rao after casting vote at MVP colony in Vizag.

12:05 pm: ASP attacked at Devagudi in Kadapa district. Tension prevailed. More police force deployed.

11:55 am: Voter percent break-up till 11 am:

Sklm 33%

Vzm 3%

VSP 28%

EG 28%

WG 35%


Guntur 35%

Prakasam 34%

NLR 33%

KDP 32%

KNL 41%

ATP 32%

CHT 33%

Vizag is reported to be very hot. This has hampered polling in several parts of the city.

11:50 am: Attack on ASP Venkatappaiah Naidu at Devagudi in Jammalamadugu mandal, four cops hurt, police vehicles damaged

11:45 am: Police fired two rounds in the air at Rompicherla of Guntur district, as clash witnessed. Situation is in control.

11:35 am: 33% poll percent till 11 am. Vizag records 29%. Kurnool district recorded highest with 43%.

11:30 am: Kidnapped polling agents were brought back at Ramireddypalem in Guntur district. Polling started. TDP and YCP activists pelted stones at each other at Pedaagraharam in Guntur district, one injure.

11:00 am: 22% voter turn out till 11 am in Seemandhra.

The highest is in Chittoor district at 21% and the lowest in East Godavari at 10.5%.

10:50 am: TDP Jammalamadugu assembly segment candidate alleged that YCP activists are kidnapping his party agents.

10:45 am: Jagan Mohan has a fair chance in Kadapa as he is known as a pro-farmer icon unlike Chandrababu Naidu who is an icon of industrialization.

10:40 am:  Kiran Kumar Reddy casts vote.

10:20 am: Polling official beatenup by YCP activists at Nadavaluri in Chittoor district. polling stoppe.

10:10 am: Voter turnout percent by constituency

10:20 am: Polling official beatenup by YCP activists at Nadavaluri in Chittoor district. polling stopped.

10:05 am: Voter turnout in Seemandhra is 14.6%

10:00 am: TDP and YCP activists clashed at Kolluru village in Guntur district. TDP and YCP activists clashed at Swarna in Prakasam district. police resorted to lathicharge.

9:50 am: Visakha east TDP Candidate Velagapudi Ramakrishna Babu came on bike to cast his vote at Girijan Bhavan.

9:35 am: TDP member kidnapped at Ramireddypalem in Guntur district; police firing took place.

9:30 am: Voting was delayed by 45 minutes due to a snag in EVMs at booth no. 206 and 183 at VS Krishna government college in Vizag.

9:20 am: Raptadu assembly segment candidate Paritala Sunitha's son Paritala Sriram is house arrest at Venkatapuram village in Ananthapur district, as a precautionary measure.

9.15 am: Rs 2 crore seized in poll raid in Andhra Pradesh on Monday, 4 held.

9:05 am: Pallam Raju from Congress votes in Kakinada; says he would erase the negative sentiments of the people against the bifurcation with development work. However, it is believed that the main fight is between TDP and YSRCP candidates.

9:00 am: Mydukuru TDP candidate Putta Sudhakar Yadav car has been attacked at Vedaruru in Kadapa district by YCP activists.

Meanwhile, Jammalamadudu TDP candidate Ramasubba Reddy has been attacked by YCP activists at Goriganuru in Kadapa district. Ramasubba Reddy sitting on the road expressed protest

8:48 am: TDP and YCP activists clashed at Girls' school in Srikakulam.

8:40 am: One of Jagan's family members says that the alliance is not going to involve UPA. Hari Babu (TDP-NDA) votes in Vizag. Being a local, he garners support because people believe that he would be there for them after the elections. Vijayamma, on the other hand does not stay here, believes Hari Babu.

Speaking of Jagan's statement that YSRCP is not averse to alliances with BJP after the polls, Babu said that BJP is going to win a clear majority.

8:36 am: Polling stopped at Pallerlamudi of Krishna district, as every vote is going for YSRCP fan symbol.

8:25 am: N Chandrababu Naidu's Twitter account clarifies his agenda:

Voter turnout in Seemandhra has been brisk. [Read more national poll updates]

8:05 am: Jaganmohan Reddy's uncle said that he may win by a majority. His cousin is fielded from Kadapa himself. YSRCP MP candidate Sharmila Reddy and Jagan's cousin standing in queue to cast her vote in Kadapa. "It is a battle between the good and bad. I am not averse to alliances. We have no favourites-neither Narendra Modi nor Rahul Gandhi. But we need funds and projects for the new state. So we are not averse to alliances with the NDA after the polls," said Sharmila.

A total of 3.6 million voters will cast their ballots in Seemandhra and 333 candidates, including 27 women, are in the fray.

Voting begins at 7 am and continue till 6 pm.

Three lakh people leave for Seemandhra to cast vote in residuary state

7:58 am: Cine actor Mohanbabu along with his son Manchu Vishnu and mother voted at Rangampet village in Chittoor district

7:30 am: Jagan Reddy casts his votein Kadapa. Argument breaks out between Jagan and authorities. "God is there and I am pretty sure, he would do the best for the state. If you come to my state,  you would know what it is going through", said Jagan on asking whether he is hoping to win.

Large amounts of money and liquor seized indicate the high political stakes at play in AP

7:15 am:  Long queues in front of the Pulivendulla polling booth where the YSR family will cast their vote in some time. Some problem with the EVM machine. Historic date for the Seemandhra. Main contenders being Jaganmohan Reddy and Chandrababu Naidu. There are a lot of negative sentiments regarding the bifurcation of the state and both the contenders are banking on the development model of Seemandhra.

Kakinada polling booth witnesses the same scene. Pallam Raju to vote in few minutes; does not stand as much chance.

Vishakapatnam, sea-saw battle between the YSRC and the NDA. Vijayamma (Jagan's mother) is banking on the "mother" figure sympathy. She has been pitted against BJP's Andhra Pradesh unit president Kambhampati Hari Babu.

40,708 polling stattion have been arranged. 333 candidates are in the fray for Lok sabha seats and 2,243 candidates are there for assembly seats.

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