Tirupati by-poll being conducted peacefully: Andhra CEO

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People stand in a queue at a polling station to cast their vote
People stand in a queue at a polling station to cast their vote

Andhra Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) K. Vijayanand on Saturday said the high octane Tirupati Lok Sabha by-poll currently underway is happening without any scope for violations.

He said 36.67 per cent polling has been clocked by 1 p.m.

“I received some complaints about Tirupati town which I examined and instructed the returning officer and police officials to immediately take action,” said Vijayanand.

The CEO is observing polling patterns via webcasting from the fifth block in secretariat at Amaravati.

Besides the CEO, director general of police (DGP) Gautam Sawang has also assured that the high stake by-poll is occurring peacefully.

Clarifications from the top officers assume significance as several media houses and opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are alleging bogus voting. Eom/146 words

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