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All arrangements done for polls in Telangana on Wednesday: Andhra Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 - 10:13pm IST | Place: Hyderabad | Agency: PTI

The Election Commission has made all arrangements for the smooth conduct of polls in Telangana region on Wednesday.

The first phase of simultaneous polls in Andhra Pradesh will be held for 119 Assembly and 17 Lok Sabha seats of Telangana region, Andhra Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer Bhanwarlal said on Tuesday.

"All arrangements have been made for the polls. Over one lakh EVMs have been sent to respective polling stations," the CEO said while addressing a press conference.

Campaigning by political parties came to an end yesterday in Telangana, where 2.82 crore electorate are eligible to exercise their franchise in over 30,000 polling stations.

Bhanwarlal said besides the state police personnel, as many as 162 companies of central security forces, would be deployed to oversee security arrangements on the polling day.

As many as 1,669 candidates for Assembly and 265 candidates for Lok Sabha are in the poll fray.

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