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CM Jagan casts first vote, two Desam legislators abroad

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | DC CORRESPONDENT
Published Jul 18, 2022, 12:02 pm IST
Updated Jul 19, 2022, 7:14 am IST
 Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy casts vote in the Presidential Election. Minister Buggana Rajendranath Reddy is also seen, (Photo by arrangement)
  Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy casts vote in the Presidential Election. Minister Buggana Rajendranath Reddy is also seen, (Photo by arrangement)

Vijayawada: Chief Minister Jagan Reddy cast the first vote in the Presidential polls held in the assembly premises here on Monday.

Soon after the voting commenced at 10am, Jagan cast his vote followed by Speaker Tammineni Sitaram and others. In total, 172 MLAs out of the total 175 cast their vote. Two Telugu Desam MLAs including Butchaiah Choudhary and Nandamuri Balakrishna were abroad.

YSR Congress MLA Maheedhar Reddy cast his vote in Hyderabad.

Though the voting was to be held till 5pm, nearly 95 per cent of the polling was completed by 1.30pm.

Around noon, Telugu Desam chief Chandrababu Naidu cast his vote. TD MLA from Guntur West assembly segment Giridhara Rao was the last legislator to cast his vote. He arrived at the assembly premises wearing a PPE kit as he was infected with Coronavirus.

Both the ruling YSR Congress and the opposition Telugu Desam had declared their support to the BJP-led NDA presidential nominee Draupadi Murmu.

The election authorities will shift the ballot box to New Delhi on Tuesday and take up counting of votes on July 21.

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