Over 27 percent polling was reported till 11 am and 40 percent by noon, Chief Electoral Officer Bhanwarlal told reporters. The voting began amid tight security arrangements at 7 am and it would continue till 5 pm. No untoward incident has been reported in the constituency, where 1,778 polling stations have been set up. As many as 23 candidates are in fray for the by-polls, necessitated following the resignation of sitting TRS MP K Srihari after he became the state's Deputy Chief Minister.

The main contest is among the ruling TRS candidate P Dayakar, former Union Minister Sarve Satyanarayana (Congress), BJP's P Devaiah on behalf the BJP-TDP combine and YSRCP's N Suryaprakash.

Keen on retaining the seat, the TRS appointed state ministers as in-charges in assembly segments falling under the Warangal Lok Sabha constituency and put up an aggressive campaign. TRS president and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao addressed a public meeting in support of the party candidate.

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