There was brisk and peaceful polling in Penukonda Revenue Division in Anantapur district and Adoni Division of Kurnool district on Sunday in the fourth part of gram panchayat elections. By 10.30 a.m. the polling proportion in Anantapur was 46.36%, and Kurnool registered 40% polling.
A number of steps taken by Superintendents of Police B. Satya Yesu Babu and Fakkeerappa Kaginelli in their respective districts ensured that there was no violence or untoward incident in the three phases of the panchayat elections. District Collector Gandham Chandrudu and G. Veerapandian supervised the progress of polling from the management rooms and congratulated the officers for making the polling voter-friendly.
Anantapur Superintendent of Police Yesu Babu went round polling stations in Manesamudram village in the Penukonda division and saved in contact with different officers in the 13 mandals of the district. The Kurnool SP went around the polling stations in Kappatrala following directions from the Director-General of Police. Elections are being held in 14 mandals of the Adoni Division in the Kurnool district.
The excessive proportion of turnout in the early hours was a sign of a conducive environment at no cost and honest elections, stated Mr. Gandham Chandrudu. “The polling materials was additionally given to the polling officers at one place with out them having to attend in a queue. The honorarium and day by day allowance was additionally being transferred on to their financial institution accounts digitally by the tip of polling hours, he noticed.
Several aged and disabled individuals got here ahead to train their franchise and the district administration made preparations for wheelchairs. At locations the place there was no provision, the police personnel carried them into the polling cubicles.