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  • Voting begins for Telangana polls
  • 2,290 candidates contesting elections
  • CM KCR, son KT Rama Rao in the fray

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Telangana polls: voting begins for 119-member Assembly, 2,290 candidates in fray

Voting for the 119-member Assembly in Telangana has begun.

Telangana polls: voting begins for 119-member Assembly, 2,290 candidates in fray

Voting has begun to elect 119 members to the Telangana Legislative Assembly.

Voters would exercise their franchise in 35,655 polling stations set up across the state. There are 3.26 crore eligible voters in the state.

As many as 2,290 contestants are in the fray for the upcoming elections, including Chief Minister K Chandrasekar Rao, his son KT Rama Rao, state Congress president A Revanth Reddy and BJP Lok Sabha members Bandi Sanjay Kumar and D Arvind.

BRS has fielded candidates in all 119 seats. As per the seat-sharing agreement, BJP and actor Pawan Kalyan-headed Jana Sena are contesting in 111 and 8 seats respectively, while Congress has given one seat to its ally CPI, and fighting from 118 others.

Asaduddin Owaisi-led AIMIM has put up candidates in nine segments in the city.

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