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Voting for bypolls begins in Tripura, Chhattisgarh, UP

ANI
Published : Sep 23, 2019, 11:28 am IST
Updated : Sep 23, 2019, 12:07 pm IST

The bypoll was necessitated due to the death of BJP MLA Bhima Mandavi in a Naxal attack in April.

A total of 1,88,263 voters, including 89,747 men and 98,876 women, are eligible to exercise their franchise in the constituency, which has 273 polling stations. (Photo: File | PTI)
 A total of 1,88,263 voters, including 89,747 men and 98,876 women, are eligible to exercise their franchise in the constituency, which has 273 polling stations. (Photo: File | PTI)

New Delhi: Voting for the bye-elections is underway at assembly constituencies of Badharghat, Dantewada and Hamirpur in Tripura, Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh respectively here on Monday morning.

The voting started at around 7 am. Around 57000 voters are there in the Bhadharghat assembly constituency in Tripura where the main fight is between BJP, Congress, and CPI(M).

Last month Election Commission has announced bye-elections for four assembly seats in Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Tripura, and Uttar Pradesh. The ECI had taken the decision to hold by-polls after taking into consideration various factors like local festivals, electoral rolls, weather conditions, etc.

Bye-elections are also held in Pala in Kerala. The bye-elections are being conducted using EVMs and VVPATs.

The counting of votes will take place on September 27.

Tags: chhatisgarh bypolls, dantewada, naxal, assembly elections
Location: India, Chhatisgarh, Raipur