New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The polling for Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) election was so far peaceful with 29.76 per cent turnout reported till 4 pm on Tuesday. The Telangana State Election Commission (SEC) ordered repoll in all 69 polling stations of Ward number 26 after it was found that the symbol of CPI(M) was printed in the ballot paper instead of CPI, an official release said.

The repoll would be held on December 3 from 7 AM to 6 PM in all the 69 polling stations. The CPI complained to the election authorities on the matter. The Commission has instructed the election authority and GHMC to replace the Returning Officer for the conduct of the fresh poll. In view of the repoll, publication, broadcasting and telecasting of Exit polls on GHMC elections is banned till 6 pm on December 3, the SEC said.

Here are the LIVE Updates from GHMC Elections:

07:00 pm: Voter turnout till 5 pm is 36.73 per cent.

06:15 pm: Telangana: A clash broke out between TRS and BJP workers at Kukatpally during the polling for Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections, earlier today.

4:45 pm: 29.76% voter turnout recorded till 4pm

4:20 pm: BJP complains to state Election Commission against AIMIM MLA Mumtaz Khan for violation of model code of conduct

4:00 pm: Voting percentage of five wards till 3 pm

 

3:45 pm: A total of 25.34 per cent of voter turnout recorded till 3 pm in the GHMC Elections 2020. 

3:15 pm: A total of 1,122 candidates are testing their political fortunes in the GHMC elections. The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) is confident to retain power while the BJP is making a determined bid to wrest the municipal body. 

2:40 pm: Telangana: Actor Chiranjeevi cast his vote in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections, in Hyderabad today. Visuals from earlier in the day.

2:00 pm: Polling in ward 26 ( Old Malakpet ward) will be held on December 3. The voting was stopped by the presiding officer after voters said the Communist Party of India (CPI) symbol of corn and sickle was replaced with the CPI(M) symbol of a hammer, sickle and star on the ballot paper.

1:40 pm: There was a slight tension in Chaitanya Nagar colony in Patancheru due to clash between TRS and BJP workers. TRS MLA Mahipal Reddy's son allegedly attacked a youth for wearing 'khandva' of another party. Police intervened to control the situation, reports IANS. 

1:20 pm: The voter turnout in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation till 1 pm was 18.2 per cent.

1:15 pm: In view of the precautions made for Covid-19, polling booths have been sanitised and social distancing is being followed. Sanitising hands and face masks is compulsory during the voting.

1:00 pm: The state election commission has put a ban on exit polls as re-polling will be conducted in few polling booths due to technical issues, reports News18. 

12:10 pm: Telangana: Home Minister of Telangana Mohammed Mahmood Ali, casts his vote at the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections, in Hyderabad

11:55 am: Telangana: TRS leader K Kavitha casts her vote at Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) election in Hyderabad "We want the people of Hyderabad to come & vote. It is a privilege to have the right to vote. If you don't vote, you won't have any right to question," she says

11:45 am: A total of 8.90 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 11 am in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections. 

11:15 am: BJP MLA Raja Singh casts his vote in the local election.

10:45 am: The total number of contesting candidates is 1,122. The Telangana State Election Commission (SEC) has made elaborate arrangements for the balloting process by deploying 48,000 (including reserve) polling personnel and 52,500 strong police force.

10:20 am: Till 9 am, 3.10 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the GHMC Elections.

10:00 am: The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi, Bharatiya Janata Party, AIMIM, Telugu Desam Party and Congress are contesting the elections. However, the direct contest is between the TRS, BJP and the AIMIM. 

9:30 am: Voting is under for 150 seats in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC). 

9:00 am: In view of the precautions made for Covid-19, polling booths have been sanitised and social distancing is being followed. Sanitising hands and face masks is compulsory during the voting.

8:45 am: Megastar Chiranjeevi And His Wife cast his vote in GHMC Elections. AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi also cast his vote at the St Faiz High School in Hyderabad. 

8:15 am: AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi casts his vote for GHMC Elections 2020. "I appeal to the people of Hyderabad to cast their vote today to strengthen democracy," he says.

8:00 am: Hyderabad: Telangana Minister and TRS leader, KT Rama Rao casts his vote for GHMC Elections 2020

7:50 am: Hyderabad, Telangana: MoS (Home) G Kishan Reddy casts his vote for GHMC Elections 2020

7:40 am: Telangana: MoS (Home) G Kishan Reddy stands in a queue at Deeksha Model School in Kachiguda, designated as a polling booth, as he waits for his turn to cast his vote for GHMC Elections 2020

7:20 am: Voting commences at 4,979 polling stations for the GHMC elections. Visuals from St Faiz High School, in Hyderabad, that has been designated as a polling booth. AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi will cast his vote at this booth.

7:00 am: Telangana: Voting for Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) to take place today. 

Posted By: Talib Khan