Only 53.03 per cent polling in Hyderabad district

Despite tall claims by the authorities to take the poll percentage to 75 per cent, nearly half of the voters in Hyderabad district did not cast their vote on Wednesday.

The 15 Assembly segments and two Lok Sabha constituencies in Hyderabad district had an aggregate polling percentage of just 53.03. While the percentage for Hyderabad Lok Sabha seat was 52.79%, it was 53.57% for Secunderabad Lok Sabha seat.

In Hyderabad Lok Sabha seats, the highest polling of 54.50 per cent was registered in Charminar followed by Malakpet (54%) and Bahadurpura (53%). The remaining four constituencies – Karwan, Goshamahal, Chandrayangutta and Yakuthpura had the poll percentage of just 52%.

Similarly, in Secunderabad Lok Sabha constituency, the Secunderabad Assembly segment had the highest 58% polling followed by Musheerabad and Amberpet with 55% each, Jubilee Hills and Sanathnagar with 53% each, Khairtabad (51%) and Nampally had the lowest polling of just 50%.

The polling percentage in Secunderabad Cantonment seats, which falls under Malkajgiri Lok Sabha segment, was just 51%. (INN)