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2012 Bye-elections

2012 Bye-elections
Adilabad
Kollapur
Kamareddy
Mahabubnagar
Nagarkurnool
Station Ghanapur
Parkal

By-election results

The Election Commission of India conducted the bye-elections in the seven assembly constituencies in the State along with the bye-elections in other assembly/parliamentary constituencies in other states on March 18, 2012.

The bye-elections were held on March 18, 2012. Counting of polls would take place on March 21, 2012.

68% voter turn out was reported in the six assembly constituencies in Telangana region. Kovur in Andhra has witnessed the highest turn out in the 2012 assembly bypolls of 84%.

Constituencies

The bye-elections would be held for the following assembly constituencies - Mahabubnagar, Nagarkurnool, Kovur, Station Ghanpur, Kollapur, Adilabad, Kamareddy

ConstituencyVoter turnout
1.Adilabad61%
2.Kamareddy68%
3.Kollapur75%
4.Mahabubnagar70%
5.Nagarkurnool70%
6.Station Ghanpur64%
7.Parkal (held on June 12)

Results

See Also: TRS sweeps by-elections

ConstituencyWon byTotal electorateVotes Polled TRSCongressTDPCPI(M)BJPNagamOthersMargin
1.AdilabadTRS 1,72,131 1,20,502 59,452 28,056 24,288 2,423 - - 6,283 31,396
2.KamareddyTRS 2,03,143 1,37,051 75,699 31,234 17,839 - - - 12,279 44,465
3.KollapurTRS 1,95,865 1,51,030 58,107 43,083 35,287 3,905 - - 10,648 15,024
4.MahabubnagarBJP 1,88,225 1,25,002 37,506 25,333 17,518 - 39,385 - 4,788 1,879
5.NagarkurnoolNagam Janardhan Reddy 1,91,484 1,40,554 - 43,676 18,608 - - 71,001 7,183 27,325
6.Station GhanpurTRS 2,21,499 1,69,908 81,279 28,965 48,641 4,788 - - 6,234 32,638

Important Dates

EventDate
Issue of NotificationFebruary 22, 2012 (Wednesday)
Last date of making NominationsFebruary 29, 2012 (Wednesday)
Scrutiny of NominationsMarch 1, 2012 (Thursday)
Last date for withdrawal of CandidaturesMarch 3, 2012 (Saturday)
Date of PollMarch 18, 2012 (Sunday)
Counting of VotesMarch 21, 2012 (Wednesday)
Date before which election shall be completedMarch 25, 2012 (Sunday)
Hours of Poll08.00 AM to 5.00 PM

Timeline

  • March 3, 2012 - The phase of withdrawal of nominations for the bye-elections in the seven assembly constituencies is completed. At the end of withdrawal, 13 candidates remain in the field to contest the Mahabubnagar constituency. 11 candidates in Nagarkurnool and 9 in Kollapur will battle in the bye-elections. Six candidates withdrew from the race in Mahabubnagar, while two in Nagarkurnool and one in Kollapur also withdrew their nominations.
  • March 3, 2012 - TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu will campaign in Telangana for six days in the bye-elections.
  • February 29, 2012 - Last day for filing nominations for assembly elections. 126 nominations filed to contest in seven assembly constituencies.
  • February 18, 2012 - Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy meets with leaders of Mahabubnagar district. Ministers DK Aruna and Ponnala Lakshmaiah participates in the meeting. Congress decides to field the following candidates in the bye-elections. Vijayalakshmi for Mahabubnagar, Damodar Reddy for Nagarkurnool and Vishnuvardhan Reddy from Kollapur
  • February 17, 2012 - TJAC chairman Prof. M Kodandaram calls on people to elect the same candidates who have resigned to their assembly seats for Telangana state. He said that the TJAC will completely support those candidates who have resigned for the Telangana cause for which the bye-elections were necessiated.
  • February 16, 2012 - Election commission of India releases the schedule for the bye-elections

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