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Hyderabad: Despite efforts by the Election Commission of India and political leaders to boost voter turnout, Hyderabad and its suburbs once again witnessed low participation in the recent elections. According to data from the Election Commission of India app, Hyderabad recorded a mere 45.07 per cent voter turnout. Bahadurpura saw 48.7 per cent, Nampally 45.3 per cent, Malakpet 51.97 per cent, and Jubilee Hills 45.65 per cent.

This trend reflects a continuation of the voter apathy observed during the 2023 Assembly elections, which saw a turnout of 46.56 per cent. However, there was a slight improvement in the Secunderabad Lok Sabha constituency, which recorded a 48.1 per cent turnout, as per a Hindu report.

Rajendranagar emerged as the constituency with the highest percentage of voter turnout in the region, reaching 53.3 per cent. Despite strong participation in rural areas, urban communities lagged behind. Expressing concern over the low turnout, Chevella Bharatiya Janata Party contestant Konda Vishweshwar Reddy urged voters to exercise their franchise before polls closed at 6 p.m. However, his appeal seemed to have minimal impact, as areas like Serilingampally witnessed a drop in voter turnout from 48.85 per cent in the Assembly elections to 43.1 per cent.

Jubilee Hills, a part of the Secunderabad Lok Sabha constituency, also reported a modest turnout of 45.65 per cent by evening. Notably, the Yakutpura Assembly segment witnessed a higher turnout of 42.7 per cent during the recent elections compared to 36.69 per cent in the Assembly elections of 2023.

Voter Turnout in Andhra PradeshAndhra Pradesh registered a voter turnout of around 68 per cent in 25 Lok Sabha and 175 Assembly constituencies on Monday, amid sporadic incidents of violence. YSRCP chief and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy contested the election from Pulivendula assembly constituency, which recorded a polling percentage of 76 per cent, according to latest figures provided by the Election Commission app.

Janasena chief Pawan Kalyan contested from Pithapuram segment, which saw 71 per cent voter turnout and TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu from Kuppam seat which recorded 76 per cent pollin, as reported by news agency PTI.

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Mukesh Kumar Meena directed officials to enforce house arrests wherever required, including registering cases following violent clashes reported in Tenali, Macherla and Anantapur.

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