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Warangal by-poll: Counting of votes tomorrow

Warangal

Counting of votes for the just held by-election to the Warangal (SC) Lok Sabha seat would be taken up tomorrow.

“The exercise would be undertaken in seven halls in the Enumamula market yard here,” District Collector V Karuna said.

The counting would begin at 8 am.

Section 144 of CrPC (preventing unlwaful assembly) has been imposed at the venue to as a precautionary measure.

The by-poll held on November 21 had witnessed a voter turn-out of 68.59 per cent.

Twenty-three candidates were in the fray. The main contest is considered to be between P Dayakar of the ruling TRS, main opposition Congress nominee and former Union Minister Sarve Satyanarayana and BJP candidate P Devaiah on behalf of the BJP-TDP combine.

YSRCP’s N Suryaprakash and a Left-backed candidate are also part of the electoral battle.

The by-poll was necessitated following the resignation of sitting TRS MP K Srihari after he became Telangana Deputy Chief Minister.