TDP candidate Bhumi Reddy Ram Gopal Reddy took the lead in place of West Rayalaseema graduate. YCP candidate Vennapusa Ravindra Reddy made sensational allegations on this. He alleged that the officials committed irregularities in the counting of votes.
First Published Mar 18, 2023, 7:24 PM IST
Counting of the graduate and Upadhyaya MLC elections in Andhra Pradesh is causing excitement moment by moment. BP is bringing counting of votes especially in West Rayalaseema graduate seat. While YCP candidate Vennapusa Ravindra Reddy was leading here till morning, TDP candidate Bhumi Reddy Ram Gopal Reddy took the lead. After the counting of the second preference votes of the BJP candidate, the TDP candidate stood in the lead. Currently PDF candidate Nagaraju is counting second preference votes.
Currently Telugu Desam candidate Ram Gopal Reddy is leading by 1009 votes. However, YCP candidate Ravindra Reddy and former MLA Vishveshwar Reddy are criticizing the way of counting. They are alleging irregularities in the counting of votes. They claimed that people voted for YCP and the moral victory was theirs. They alleged that since the counting started till today, TDP candidate got the lead due to sharing of votes received by BJP. They have made it clear that they will fight the injustice done to them and will also take it to the attention of the Central Election Commission.
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Counting of votes in Anantapur JNTU which started on Thursday continues on Saturday as well. After the counting of the first priority votes in 11 rounds, 2,45,687 votes were counted and 2,26,405 votes were declared valid. In the counting of the first priority votes, no one got the required number of votes to win, and now the counting of the second priority votes is going on. 49 candidates contested for this post.
Last Updated Mar 18, 2023, 7:24 PM IST