The Telangana SEC, which has been drawing severe criticism
from various quarters for its decision to go ahead with the upcoming municipal elections in the state, has already begun to prepare for polling ahead of the April 30 elections.
State election commissioner C Parthasarathi has been overseeing the preparations for the same. The ULB elections will be held between 7:00 am to 5:00 pm on April 30. For this, 1,532 polling stations have been set up by the SEC officials.
A whopping 11,26,221 voters, including 5,53,862 male voters, 5,72,121 female voters, and 236 voters of other genders/sexes, will be participating in the polling process to be held in Warangal, Khammam, Nakirekal, Sidhipet, Jadcherla, Achampet, and Kothur.
Parthasarathi has repeatedly assured the public and the Telangana High Court that the elections will be held in adherence to every Covid-19 safety norm.
The preparations come on the heels of the end of the noisy campaigns that the major contenders for the various ULBs, the TRS, the Congress, and the BJP, had been carrying out.
For the last ten days or so the ministers, MPs, MLAs, and local leaders of the ruling party were seen trying to stir up support
for their party. The BJP and the Congress were also busy trying to mobilise support among the voters of the various poll-bound regions over the past few days.