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Voting Lowest in Punjab, Tripura Data 76.6% Polling

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Polling was by and huge peaceable within the bypolls for 3 Lok Sabha and 7 meeting seats unfold throughout 5 states and Delhi on Thursday barring an incident of stabbing of a policeman in Tripura, the place polling was the best at 76.62 per cent. In Punjab, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, the turnout was beneath 45 per cent whereas it was 56 per cent in Jharkhand and 67 per cent in Andhra Pradesh. The ultimate figures are prone to change. In Uttar Pradesh, the place the turnout was 43 per cent within the bypolls to the Azamgarh and Rampur Lok Sabha seats, Samajwadi Occasion chief Akhilesh Yadav accused the ruling BJP of misusing energy to disrupt voting.

He alleged that although the Election Fee was knowledgeable concerning the developments, the election equipment remained a mute spectator. SP employees have been harassed and undue stress was created on them to vote for BJP candidates, he alleged. The turnout in Tripura for the by-elections to 4 meeting constituencies was a formidable 76.62 per cent. Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Kiran Gitte stated off-duty police constable Samir Saha was stabbed in Kunjaban space in Agartala constituency, including he’s present process therapy at a hospital.

Opposition Congress demanded repoll in 4 cubicles of Agartala constituency, claiming largescale rigging, whereas TMC alleged that “democracy was murdered” within the identify of by-elections. The ruling BJP exuded confidence in successful all of the 4 seats — Agartala, Jubarajnagar, Surma and City Bardowali. Chief Minister Manik Saha is contesting from City Bardowali. He must win this election to proceed because the chief minister. He’s a Rajya Sabha member who was sworn in final month after the then chief minister Biplab Deb’s sudden resignation.

The TMC, which is making an attempt to make inroads within the state, alleged large-scale rigging by “BJP-backed goons”. Punjab noticed a low turnout of simply over 37 per cent within the bypoll to the Sangrur Lok Sabha constituency.

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In a tweet, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann demanded from the Election Fee that the voting time be prolonged until 7 pm, citing that many individuals have been nonetheless working in fields because of the paddy-sowing season. The Sangrur deputy commissioner-cum-returning officer and the state chief secretary additionally sought extension of polling time from the election panel. The ballot panel pulled up the officers over the request, asking them to elucidate why they sought extension of polling time in direction of closing hours, saying it amounted to “try of unduly interfering within the election course of and affect sure class of voters”.

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Over 43 per cent voters within the Rajinder Nagar meeting constituency in Delhi exercised their franchise within the bypoll. The bypoll is basically being seen as a battle between a assured AAP and a spirited BJP. Practically 67 per cent voters exercised their franchise within the by-election to Atmakuru meeting constituency in Andhra Pradesh.

Besides some minor incidents, the polling went on with none incident of violence, critical grievance and interruption, State Chief Electoral Officer Mukesh Kumar Meena stated. In Battepadu village in Atmakuru mandal, Unbiased candidate T Sasidhar Reddy raised an objection alleging campaigning inside a polling station by ruling YSR Congress activists. He additionally alleged that the authorities have been turning a blind eye to it and picked up an argument with police.

Following intervention by senior officers, the problem subsided even because the polling continued unhindered. The BJP alleged that its polling agent was kidnapped from a polling station in Krishnapuram village however police denied any such factor occurred.

Police tried to disperse a mob of YSRC employees, gathered close to a polling station in Padamatinayudu Palli. The ruling occasion employees initially resisted the police try however have been later despatched away from the scene. In Jharkhand, 56.03 per cent polling was reported within the Mandar meeting bypoll in Ranchi district.

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The by-election was necessitated after the disqualification of Bandhu Tirkey as an MLA within the wake of his conviction in a corruption case. The Congress has fielded Bandhu’s daughter, Shilpa Neha Tirkey, because the widespread candidate of the JMM-led alliance, whereas BJP has nominated former legislator Gangotri Kujur. The bypoll to the Azamgarh seat in Uttar Pradesh was necessitated by the resignation of SP chief Yadav, who was elected to the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Meeting as an MLA within the elections earlier this 12 months.

The Rampur seat was vacated by senior SP chief Azam Khan, who too was elected to the state meeting. In Punjab, the bypoll was necessitated by the resignation of Mann from the Lok Sabha after he was elected as an MLA within the state meeting elections earlier this 12 months. He had gained the Sangrur seat within the 2014 and 2019 parliamentary elections.

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The bypolls in Agartala and City Bardowali in Tripura have been necessitated after Sudip Roy Barman and Asish Saha give up as BJP MLAs and joined the Congress in February. The Surma seat in Dhalai district fell vacant after BJP legislator, Asish Das, was disqualified by Speaker Ratan Chakraborty and bypoll to Jubarajnagar was necessitated following the dying to sitting CPI(M) MLA Ramendra Chandra Debnath.

In Andhra Pradesh, the bypoll is being held to fill the emptiness brought on because of the dying of then Industries Minister Mekapati Goutham Reddy in February. His brother Vikram Reddy is the ruling YSR Congress candidate and he’s locked in a contest with BJP’s G Bharat Kumar Yadav. The bypoll in Delhi was necessitated within the wake of AAP chief Raghav Chadha leaving the seat after being elected to the Rajya Sabha lately.

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