VIJAYAWADA: All arrangements are in place for the counting of votes for two teacher MLC posts in Guntur and Kakinada. Polling was held on March 14 for two MLC posts of East and West Godavari and Krishna-Guntur districts.
The two seats will be vacated by Ramu Surya Rao from the Godavari districts and A S Rama Krishna from Krishna-Guntur districts on March 29.
There are 11 candidates testing their luck in the two Godavari constituencies while 19 candidates are in the fray for the Krishna-Guntur constituencies.
The ruling YSRC had opted out of the contest and extended support to the candidates sponsored by the Left-sponsored Progressive Democratic Forum (PDF). The PDF fielded Shaik Sabjee for Godavari and Boddu Nageswara Rao for Krishna-Guntur constituency.
Incumbent MLC backed by the TDP, A S Rama Krishna, is also in the fray for a second term, while other teachers’ unions have fielded their own candidates.
The two constituencies recorded 92 per cent polling. Officials have made arrangements for the counting of votes for the Krishna-Guntur constituency at A C College, Guntur.
Arrangements were made for the counting for the two Godavari districts at Rangaraya Medical College in Kakinada.