State Election Commissioner Bhanwar Lal declared Nandyal by-election happened peacefully and everyone has cooperated. ‘By 5 PM, 77.66 percent polling has been recorded. As there are still people in the queues, We are expecting over 81 percent polling. We haven’t received any complaints so far. We curtailed parties from influencing voters with tight security. Counting of Votes would begin at 8 AM on August 28th. We will hold a press meet to declare the result officially in between 2 pm to 3 pm on that day,’ he said.
A scuffle took place in the 7th Ward at NTR Shadikana after YSR Congress complained against fake votes. TDP Leaders AV Subba Reddy, Bhuma Mounika and Bhuma Brahmananda Reddy reached the spot. At the same time, Shilpa Chakrapani Reddy came to there and hence tension prevailed. Rayalaseema-range IG Iqbal took the situation under his control after a high drama for half-an-hour.
A clash took place between TDP and YCP in Boggu Colony. TDP Activists attacked YCP Leader Rahim in Farooq Nagar. YCP Cadre objected distribution of money by TDP Leaders in Gandhi Nagar. Due to the presence of huge police force and central forces, Polling happened in a peaceful manner except few minor disturbances.