Gram Panchayat Election in Telangana LIVE Updates: Polling in the second phase of the Panchayat elections in Telangana has concluded and counting of votes will begin soon. This is the first ever polls for panchayats in Telangana after the carved out of Andhra Pradesh in 2014.
Polling was held at nearly 30,000 polling stations in over 3,300 Gram Panchayats during second phase. Polling began at 7 am and ended at 1 pm amid tight security. Counting of votes will be taken up from 2 pm.
A total of 4,135 panchayats were scheduled to go the polls in the second phase but the election was declared unanimous in 788 panchayats. Election to another five was cancelled due to other reasons.
The panchayat elections are being held in three phases in the state.