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All set for MLC polls

Staff Reporter

Official oversees distribution of polling material to staff

— Photo: Kommuri Srinivas

On the job:A woman staffer heads for a polling station in Ongole on Saturday.

ONGOLE: The stage is set for the biennial election to the State legislative council from the Graduates constituency and Teachers constituency from Prakasam, Nellore and Chittoor Districts on Sunday.

“All arrangements have been made for the smooth conduct of the elections for the two seats,” District Revenue Officer and Assistant Returning Officer M. Ravindra Babu said after supervising distribution of polling material to the polling staff in the Ongole division.

As many as 167 polling stations, including 61 for the teachers constituency, were arranged in Prakasam district for the polling which will begin at 8.00 am and end at 4.00 pm.

Each of the four polling staff members for the 106 polling stations for Graduates constituency and three staff members each for teachers constituency left for their respective polling stations with polling material on Saturday. The polling would be conducted under the watchful eyes of micro-observers and also video-graphed.

As many as 61,387 graduates in the district will choose from 14 candidates in the fray, while 3,787 teachers will decide their representative from seven contestants.

With the ruling Congress not fielding any candidate, the fight is likely mainly among Telugu Desam Party nominee D. Hanumantha Rao, BJP backed paediatrician Dr. A. Venkata Subba Reddy and CPI candidate K Purushottam.

Independent candidate Y. Srinivasulu Reddy supported CPI(M) frontal organisations may upset the chances of the candidates of the national parties. All India Forward Block leader A.V. Kiran is also in the fray as also nine independents – C. Sudhakar, B. Suryanarayana, B. Venugopal Reddy, Bhanumurthy Srirama, P. Raja Rao, N. Raja Reddy, Vemireddy Srinivasulu Reddy, N.B. Sudhakar Reddy and Dr Y. Sudhir Reddy.

Independent candidate V. Balasubhramanyam supported by frontal organisations of the CPI(M) is seeking re-election to the legislative council now from the Teachers constituency, while Mr. M. Surendra is backed by the BJP. Andhra Pradesh Teachers Federation is supporting the candidature of M.V. Krishnaiah. Independent candidates B. Sangeetham, B. Sasi, Munnangi Subbareddy and Dr. Sakam Nagaraju are also making their bid to enter the Legislative council from the Teachers constituency.

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