After a high-voltage campaign that saw a war of words among contending parties, voting for the 119-seat Telangana Assembly began on Friday morning with the Congress-led Prajakutami challenging the ruling TRS, and the BJP seeking to make it a triangular contest.
Polling has started in Telangana but the start has been marred by glitches in Hyderabad, Peddapalli, Karimnagar and Khammam. There have also been reports of names going missing from electoral rolls. Among those who complained is Badminton player Jwala Gutta, who said she was surprised to see her name disappear from the voting list.
The player claimed that she found out about this when she went to the polling booth in the morning. “How’s the election fair when names are mysteriously disappearing from the list?” she asked in the tweet.