Peaceful polling for the third and final phase of Panchayat elections in Telangana is underway. According to state election commission, about 70 per cent of voter turnout was reported till 12 noon. 11,667 candidates are in the fray for Sarpanch posts in 3529 Gram Panchayats in all districts in the state, except Hyderabad.
Besides, over 67 thousand candidates are also contesting for over 27,500 wards. Re-polling is also being done at a few Gram Panchayats where the polling was held during first and second phase elections, but re-polling was ordered due to various technical reasons.
Sarpanches for 573 Gram Panchayats and members for 8956 wards have been unanimously elected. Over 40 lakh electors are likely to exercise their franchise while about a lakh personnel have been deployed on polling and security duties.