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Telangana MLC election results 2021: Counting of votes underway

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Hyderabad, Mar 17: The counting of votes polled in the keenly-fought election to Telangana Legislative Council from two Graduates constituencies began on Wednesday. The final result is expected on Thursday as big-sized ballot papers and jumbo ballot boxes were used for polling in view of the large number of candidates in fray.

 Telangana MLC election results 2021: Counting of votes underway

The counting process is expected to be long as the voters exercised their franchise in a preferential method.

Polling was held on March 14 for the two Graduates'' constituencies. While the Mahabubnagar-Rangareddy-Hyderabad seat witnessed 67.26 per cent of polling, the voter turnout was 76.41 per cent in the Warangal-Khammam-Nalgonda constituency.

The total number of voters in the two constituencies together is over 10 lakh. Former Prime Minister P V Narasimha Raos daughter S Vani Devi is the ruling TRS candidate from the Mahabubnagar- Rangareddy-Hyderabad Graduates constituency.

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As many as 93 candidates were in the fray from Mahabubnagar-Rangareddy-Hyderabad constituency, while 71 nominees contested from the Warangal-Khammam-Nalgonda constituency.

The votes of the Mahabubnagar-Rangareddy-Hyderabad constituency are counted in the state capital, while counting was underway in Nalgonda for the Warangal-Khammam-Nalgonda constituency.

Having suffered setbacks in Dubbak assembly constituency bypoll and Hyderabad civic polls late last year, the TRS made a determined bid to win the two seats, while the BJP sought to continue the momentum it gained after impressive performance in the Hyderabad civic election.

The Mahabubnagar-Rangareddy-Hyderabad is witnessing a close contest as G Chinna Reddy of Congress, TDP''s Telangana unit president L Ramana and former MLC K Nageshwar , a journalism professor and prominent analyst, are also in the fray.

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    The main candidates from Warangal-Khammam-Nalgonda seat are sitting MLC Palla Rajeshwar Reddy of TRS, G Premender Reddy (BJP), Ramulu Naik (Congress) and Telangana Jana Samiti (TJS) leader M Kodandaram.

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