With the Telangana High Court giving its nod, the election commission granted the permission for the counting of votes in the Neredmet GHMC division on Wednesday. TRS candidate Meena Devendar Reddy is leading in 504 votes and there are around 544 disputed votes with the different mark being printed on the ballot papers.
The counting result will be declared after counting 544 disputed votes. In Neredmet division, there are 24,632 votes were polled. So far, the ruling TRS party is leading with 502 votes.
The vote-counting process in Neredmet division was stopped after the BJP candidate Prasanna requested the Returning Officer (RO). A petition also filed in the High Court not to consider the votes with different marks except ‘Swastik’. However, on the high court’s order, the counting process began today. The court stated that the votes with different marks on the ballot paper can also convey the intention of voters. The result will be announced in an hour.