ZPTC And MPTC Elections In Telangana Starts Today
Telangana state is witnessing a series of polls in which assembly polls in 2108 followed by panchayat elections and National Lok Sabha elections now local body polls which begin today for the first phase of elections for 195 ZPTC and 2097 MPTC seats in the Telangana state. Polling will commence from 7 am to 5 pm. Naxal-threat areas for 217 MPTC seats, the polling will finish at 4 pm.
Election Commission declared that 7945 candidates are contesting in 195 mandals in phase 1. For the 2097 MPTC seats, 7072 candidates are contesting while 882 of them are contesting for 195 ZPTC seats. However, 2 ZPTC candidates and 69 MPTC candidates were elected unanimously in phase 1.
The phase 2 and phase 3 of ZPTC and MPTC local body polls will be held on May 10th and 14th. The results of ZPTC and MPTC elections will be declared May 27th.
Election Commission said that over 1.47 lakh officials, 54,000 police are being deployed across 32,042 polling stations.