New Delhi: Byelections will be held on Sunday for seven seats in the Telangana region after several legislators resigned recently demanding the formation of a separate state of Telangana. Several political parties have been adopting this strategy to put further pressure on the Congress government.
The bypolls to five out of the six constituencies in Telangana region were necessitated due to the resignation of sitting MLAs in support of separate statehood demand. While in Mahabubnagar, it was due to the death of a sitting member and in Kovur due to the resignation of sitting TDP MLA in support of Kadapa MP YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.
There are 13,82,086 voters in the seven constituencies who will cast their votes in 1660 polling stations.
Elaborate arrangements have been made for the polling and security in the region has been tightened, the CEO said.
While the TRS is banking heavily on strong sentiment in favour of separate state to sail through in the bypolls, the ruling Congress is appealing voters citing welfare and development measures undertaken by the state government.