With over 185 candidates in Telangana Nizamabad

Farmers force paper ballot in Nizamabad

Kalvakuntla Kavitha

With over 185 candidates in Telangana Nizamabad, Farmers force paper ballot in Nizamabad, Ballot papers will be used for polling in Nizamabad Lok Sabha 2019. EC authorities are left with no option but to conduct the elections through ballot papers.

178 are turmeric and red sorghum farmers filed their nominations en masse to highlight their problems, especially with regard to remunerative prices.

The Election Commission will be going back to ballot papers in Telangana’s Nizamabad Lok Sabha seat as the EVM can accommodate only 16 names and constituency has 185 candidates in fray, among them Telangana Rashtra Samithi president and Chief Minister Chandrashekar Rao’s daughter Kalvakuntla Kavitha.

As Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) can be used for a maximum of 64 candidates, the authorities will have to use ballot papers for polling in Nizamabad.

Nizamabad now has the third highest count of candidates in the country for Lok Sabha polls behind Nalgonda (480) and Belgaum (456) in the 1996 elections.

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