Medak Lok Sabha constituency has recorded the highest
voters in the State with 68.60 per cent of electorate of over 16 lakh turning up
for voting. The constituency has recorded much lower voter turnout than the
previous elections which were held in 2004, 2009 and 2014 and the recent
Assembly election in December last year.
The neighbouring Bhongir constituency, recorded 68.25 per cent votes, it was placed second highest. It is expected that the polling percentages are expected to go up slightly by the time election officials release the final statistics.
Except for one incident at Ibrahamipur village, where Congress candidate, Gali Anil Kumar, entered the polling station and had an argument with the poll staff and TRS agent, the entire process went off peacefully in all the seven Assembly segments. The Parliament seat is spread over Siddipet, Medak and Sangareddy districts.
In summer and extremely hot conditions, voters have made a line to polling stations both in rural and urban areas since Thursday morning across Medak district. Medak Constituency has continued to record the highest polling percentage for every hour. Though the turnout was relatively slow during the evening hours, it managed to record the highest turnout in the State.
The highest voters turned out, has surprisingly recorded below 70 per cent of voting for the first time in many years. It has recorded 72 per cent, 76 per cent and 77 per cent voters turn out in 2004, 2009 and 2014 general elections.