Hyderabad: About 35 percent polling was recorded till noon for 17 Lok Sabha seats and 119 state assembly seats in Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh, officials said.
Barring minor incidents, balloting was on peacefully amid tight security at 30,574 polling booths across 10 districts of Telangana including Hyderabad.
While nine districts recorded brisk polling, the turnout was low in Hyderabad. Only 18 percent votes were polled till 11 a.m.
Chief Electoral Officer Bhanwarlal said Nizamabad district witnessed the highest turnout at 38 percent. Majority of the districts recorded over 30 percent turnout.
In Gajwel assembly segment of Medak Lok Sabha constituency, police kept Telugu Desam Party (TDP) candidate Pratap Reddy under house arrest after a clash between TDP and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) activists. TRS chief K. Chandrasekara Rao is contesting for both Medak Lok Sabha and Gajwel assembly seats.
In Maharajgunj assembly constituency in Hyderabad, Congress candidate and former minister Mukesh Goud's son Vikram Goud allegedly attacked workers of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its ally TDP.