Voting underway for assembly bypolls in UP, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Tripura

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The counting of votes will take place on September 27

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: Representational)

New Delhi: Voting for by-elections began on Monday in Dantewada Assembly constituency in Chhattisgarh, Hamirpur in Uttar Pradesh, Pala in Kerala and Badharghat in Tripura.

The bypolls were necessitated becasuse of a murder and three deaths in these constituencies.

The bypoll was necessitated in Dantewada due to the death of BJP MLA in April by a naxal attack, HT reported. The rest of the constituencies required new MLAs as their sitting MLAs passed away.

The voting started at around 7 am.

Last month Election Commission has announced by-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.

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

The counting of votes will take place on September 27.

(with inputs from ANI)

 

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