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ULB election: 50 pc voting recorded in 120 municipalites, 9 municipal corporations in first 6 hours

Hyderabad, Jan 22 (UNI) Around 50 per cent of voting was recorded in 120 Municipalities and 9 Municipal Corporations across Telangana, except in Karimnagar, where the polling was underway peacefully on Wednesday.
In Karimnagar Municipal Corporation, the polling will be held on January 24 in accordance with a Court direction.
Around 50 per cent voting was recorded in the first six hours of polling in 120 municipalities and 9 corporations after the polling began at 0700 hours and is scheduled to close at 1700 hours.
Barring sporadic incidents, the polling has been peaceful so far.
In Nizamabad, ten women were taken into custody for moving suspiciously at a polling centre in Mallapalli. Police were questioning them.
A minor scuffle took place between the Congress and the Majlis activists in Gadwal Municipality, while in Parakala in Warangal, the TRS and the BJP workers clashed.
More than 55 lakh voters including over 26 lakh women voters are expected to exercise their franchise to decide the fate of more than 15,000 candidates who are in the fray in the 120 Municipalities and nine Municipal corporations.
The counting of votes will be taken up on January 25.
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