Andhra Pradesh is witnessing a high-octane electoral battle. Assembly elections and Lok Sabha polls are being held simultaneously in the coastal state on Thursday.
TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu is hoping he gets another term as Chief Minister whereas his opponent Jagan Reddy of YSR Congress is certain people would "vote for change".
While we will know the results on May 23, polling in Andhra was controversial.
Here's what happened.
In Reddy v/s Naidu, Kalyan may become kingmaker
Andhra has 25 Lok Sabha and 175 Assembly seats. Though there is a direct battle between Naidu and Reddy, actor-turned-politician Pawan Kalyan may have an important role after elections are declared.
Kalyan's party Jana Sena has also fielded candidates. If both TDP and YSRC fail to get a majority, Kalyan may play the role of a "kingmaker".
Earlier today, Jana Sena's candidate broke the EVM
After polling began in Andhra, concerning reports pertaining to the behavior of a Jana Sena's candidate emerged.
Madhusudan Gupta, who went to a booth in Gutti to get inked, picked up the EVM and smashed it on the floor. He was reportedly upset with polling staff as names of assembly and parliamentary constituencies were not displayed properly.