Andhra Pradesh Assembly, Lok Sabha election: From polling booths to candidates, here is all you need to know
Amaravathi: Andhra Pradesh Assembly and Lok Sabha elections are scheduled on April 11. 319 candidates are vying for 25 Lok Sabha constituencies. 2395 candidates are in the fray for 175 Assembly seats. Elections will be held in a single phase.
Telugu Desam Party is looking to repeat a win in the state, though YSRCPs chances of a win also seems likely. Another tough competitor in the state is the Jana Sena which has formed an alliance with the Communist Party of India, Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Bahujan Samaj Party.
Election day details
A total of 46,120 polling stations have been set up in Andhra Pradesh for elections. Out of these 8,514 are critical and 520 are considered left-wing extremist affected (LWE).
1375 hamlets and 3586 areas have been identified as vulnerable.
The state has 51,525 policemen. Apart from these, 4,500 Karnataka Police personnel, 736 Odisha Police personnel, 430 Tamil Nadu (ex-service men) and 197 coys from the Central Armed Police Force have been deployed for smooth conducting of election.
The state has also deployed 566 flying squads, formed 466 static surveillance teams and 368 check posts. There will 823 quick response teams, 193 special striking force teams and 714 model code of conduct teams.
Liquor will be banned till 6pm on April 11.
To keep the electronic voting machines safe, 20 coys of CAPF will be deployed to guard 62 strong rooms.
There will be 1200 body-worn cameras and 67 drones. 2684 GPS/GIS based vehicles will be used for tracking poll activities.
The total number of voters in Andhra Pradesh (as on March 25, 2019) is 3,93,45,717. Out of them, 1,94,62,339 are male voters, 1,98,79,421 are women and 3,957 belong to the third gender.
The number of total voters added to the electoral list is 25,54,449. However, the number of voters deleted from the latest list is 1,41,823.
In the 2014 Assembly election, the Chandrababu Naidu-led TDP won 103 seats out of 175 seats and formed the government.
From the time the model code of conduct has come into effect till April 10, Election Commission squads have reportedly seized over Rs 116 crore, 101 kilos of gold, 330 kilos silver, over 2 kilos of ganja and 36,142 litres of liquor. A total number of 28,049 FIRs have been filed.
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Last Updated Apr 11, 2019, 10:39 AM IST