Dominant TRS, feeble Congress and ambition BJP are facing each other in the prestigious Huzurnagar Bypolls. It is much important for TRS to make sure that the Telanganites are on their side during this intense RTC row. Congress needs to prove their mettle and BJP want a big boost up.
In all the 302 polling booths, 144 section is being imposed while CCTVs are placed at every polling both with EC officials and police monitoring. So far no unwanted incident reported. About 2500 cops are in place for the election to take place smoothly.
More than 2.36 lakh voters are eligible to exercise their franchise, and the administration has made elaborate security and other arrangements to ensure a free and fair poll.
The By-poll, the first after last year's Assembly elections in Telangana, has necessitated due to the resignation of state Congress president N Uttam Kumar Reddy following his election to Lok Sabha in the general elections.
Uttam Kumar Reddy's wife N Padmavati, a former MLA, is the Congress candidate, while TRS has fielded S Saidi Reddy, who lost to the PCC president in Assembly polls, again. Kota Rama Rao, a medical doctor, and Chava Kiranmayi are the candidates of BJP and TDP respectively.
The defeat of TRS president and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao's daughter K Kavitha in Nizamabad particularly came as a disappointment to the party. BJP, which could win only one seat in the Assembly elections in December last, made impressive gains, winning four Lok Sabha constituencies.