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Ilayangudi 2009 bypolls declared illegal

The Madras high court on Wednesday declared as ‘improper’ and ‘illegal’ the bypoll for the Ilayangudi Assembly constituency in 2009 and rapped the then state chief electoral officer and a few other el

Congress puts up a brave face

Vijayawada Congress MP Lagadapati Rajagopal, in his survey on the state bypolls, stated the Congress would get at least one seat, at the most three, while the TD would get none to two. The pro-TD ABN-

Web casts its effect on polling


The live webcasting of the proceedings in the polling booths helped the election authorities ensure a free and fair poll on Tuesday. Thanks to advanced technology and net linkage to remote areas also,

GPS and Google to help cops in bypolls

Among the third gender voters listed in the electoral rolls for the state bypolls, there are three voters each in Narsapuram and Kodur Assembly segments followed by two in Rajampet and one in Yemmigan

State bypolls today, outcome crucial

The much-awaited bypolls to 18 Assembly segments and the Nellore Lok Sabha seat will be held from 8 am on Tuesday amid a charged political atmosphere and heavy security arrangements. The bypolls were

Congress pins hopes on 4 seats


Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy and PCC president Botsa Satyanarayana on Monday met ministers and other senior Congress leaders in charge of the bypoll constituencies to take stock of the party’s

Voting begins for Pudukottai bypoll

Voting for the Pudukottai bypoll, which is being seen as a direct face-off between former allies AIADMK and DMDK, began on Tuesday morning. Voters turned up in good numbers to cast their votes in the

Constituencies fall silent as campaign ends

Political bigwigs in the state have finally fallen silent, though for a short period, as the gruelling campaign for bypolls to Nellore Lok Sabha and 18 Assembly constituencies ended at the stroke of 5

Shadow cops to keep tabs on contestants

The state police has set up teams that will follow all candidates contesting in Tuesday’s bypolls and keep tabs on their movements.

The “shadow” teams comprising armed policemen will follow each cand

Congress will come out trumps, predicts Ravi


Ruling out the chances of a change of Chief Minister after the bypolls, AICC emissary and Union minister Vayalar Ravi said that the Congress would win a majority of seats. Mr Ravi, who came here on S

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