HYDERABAD: The second phase of polling in elections for Zilla Parishad Territorial Constituencies (ZPTC) and Mandal Parishad Territorial Constituencies (MPTC) got underway in Telangana on Friday.
The election is being held for 179 ZPTCs, for which 805 candidates, including 162 independents, are in the fray.
In the second phase, polling is being held for 1,850 MPTCs. A total of 6,146 candidates are in the fray.
Unanimous elections had earlier been held for 63 MPTCs and one ZPTC seat.
On May 6, the first phase of polling in elections to Zilla Parishad Territorial Constituencies (ZPTC) and Mandal Parishad Territorial Constituencies (MPTC) were held in Telangana.
The election was held for 195 ZPTCs, for which 883 candidates, including 193 independents were in the fray.
In the first phase, polling was held for 2,097 MPTCs and a total of 7,072 candidates are in the fray.
Last month, the Telangana State Election Commission had released the election schedule for 5,817 MPTCs and 539 ZPTCs.
They also announced that the first phase polls would held on May 6, the second on May 10 and the third on May 14.
The elections will be held through ballot and counting would be held on May 27.
After the ZPTC and MPTC polls, Mandal Praja Parishad and Zilla Praja Parishad (ZPP) members will be elected.
The assembly elections were held in December 2018 and the panchayat polls in January 2019.
Elections to 17 Lok Sabha seats in the state were held on April 11.