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Andhra Pradesh To Vote Today For New Assembly

Andhra Pradesh To Vote Today For New Assembly

NEW DELHI: The electoral fate of many political bigwigs will be at stake on Thursday as voting for polls to state assemblies of Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim and Odisha will take place on Wednesday, simultaneously with 91 Lok Sabha seats in 18 states and two union territories in the first phase of national election.

In Andhra and Sikkim, people would cast their votes for all the assembly constituencies. In Odisha, however, 28 out of 147 seats will go to polls.

Prominent leaders like Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, his main opponent YS Jaganmohan Reddy are contesting in Kuppam and Pulivendula assembly constituencies respectively. Mr Naidu's son Nara Lokesh, a minister in Andhra government, is trying his luck from Mangalagiri.

In Andhra Pradesh, anti-incumbency, caste and corruption are the major factors that could determine the outcome of the elections to Lok Sabha and the state assembly as a 3.93 crore strong electorate decides its political representatives.

Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan is contesting in two assembly constituencies -- Bhimavaram and Gajuwaka. State Congress chief Raghuveera Reddy is contesting from Kalyandurg assembly constituency.

Chandrababu Naidu's brother-in-law and actor N Balakrishna is seeking re-election from Hindupur assembly constituency as the TDP candidate.

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