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Voting begins for by-elections in several constituencies; Know voters’ turnout

New Delhi: Several constituencies in many Indian states, including Bihar, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh, are undergoing voting for the by-elections on Monday.

In the Mainpuri Parliamentary constituency, 7.08% voter turn out has been reported till 9 AM in the morning. The election was called following the death of sitting MLA and former UP Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav.

This time, the Samajwadi Party (SP) has fielded the daughter-in-law of the former CM and wife of Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav, Dimple Yadav, on the field. Her candidacy was warmly accepted by the supporters of the party.

Meanwhile, as per the official data, which is estimated, there was 11% voter turnout in Bihar’s Kurhani seat this morning. By-elections are being held on this seat as the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MLA Anil Kumar Sahani was disqualified from the assembly.

This year, the RJD is backing the Janata Dal United (JD-U) candidate Manoj Kumar Kushwaha.

There was an 8.50% turnout in Padampur constituency of Odisha, where the by-election was necessitated after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Bijay Ranjan Singh Bariha died on October 3. The saffron party has given a ticket to run for office to the daughter of the deceased MLA.

At Sardashahar seat in Rajasthan, there was a turnout of voters of 5.27%. The sitting MLA at the seat was Bhanwar Lal Sharma who died on October 9 this year. The Congress who is in power in the state, has given his son a ticket for the by-elections.

Also Read: GUJARAT ELECTION 2022, SECOND PHASE LIVE: POLLING BEGINS, PM MODI VOTES IN AHMEDABAD

The state constituencies of Uttar Pradesh, Rampur and Khatauli, are very important to the ruling BJP in the state.The Rampur seat was vacated after the sitting MLA and SP leader, Azam Khan, was disqualified after being sentenced in a hate speech case.

Meanwhile, the seat of Katuali fell vacant after BJP legislator Vikram Singh Saini was convicted and sentenced to two years’ imprisonment in a 2013 riot case.

By the time, Rampur has 3.97% and Khatauli has 6.90%.

The Bhanupratappur (ST) assembly constituency in the tribal Bastar region of Chhattisgarh has recorded a 9.89% voter turnout. The by-election for the seat was vacated after the death of Vidhan Sabha deputy speaker Manoj Mandavi.

Also Read: BHARAT JODO YATRA: RAHUL GANDHI ENTERS CONGRESS-RULED RAJASTHAN WITH ‘PADYATRA’

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