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Telangana Elections: 49% voter turnout till 1:00 pm

Telangana Elections: 49% voter turnout till 1:00 pm

Telangana registers 48.09% voter turnout till 1 pm. Voting commenced at sharp 7 AM, though at some polling stations there was a delay of about 10-15 minutes, he noted.

In one or two cases, the EVMs had to be replaced, Chief Electoral Officer Rajat Kumar said. "It (polling) is going on very satisfactorily..I want to thank Telangana voters," he added.

Responding to a query on the alleged attack on Kalwakurthy Congress candidate Vamshi Chand Reddy, Kumar said the district electoral officer is inquiring into the matter.

Earlier, Telangana Congress president Uttam Kumar Reddy had alleged that Vamshi was attacked by BJP cadres during his visit to Amangal in his constituency to observe the poll pattern.

Polling is underway in the 119 assembly constituencies in the state amid elaborate arrangements.

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