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Bypolls underway for 4 Assembly seats in Delhi, AP, Goa

ANI
Published Aug 23, 2017, 10:06 am IST
Updated Aug 23, 2017, 1:45 pm IST
Results of the by-elections will be declared on August 28.
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar waits in queue to cast his vote in assembly bypoll. (Photo: ANI | Twitter)
 Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar waits in queue to cast his vote in assembly bypoll. (Photo: ANI | Twitter)

New Delhi: The voting for the bypolls for four Assembly seats in Bawana in Delhi, Nandyal in Andhra Pradesh, and Valpoi and Panaji in Goa is underway. 

The polling, being held at 76 booths, including 30 in Panaji and 46 in Valpoi, will continue till 5 pm.

 

24.39 per cent polling was recorded till 1 pm in Delhi bypoll for Bawana assembly seat.

34.65 per cent polling was recorded in Panaji and 40.02 per cent was recorded in Valpoi till 12 noon.

7 per cent polling was recorded in Andhra Pradesh Pradesh's Nandyal till 9 am.

The four Assembly seats fell vacant owing to different reasons.

The Nandyal seat in Andhra Pradesh fell vacant after the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) legislator passed away following a cardiac arrest.

The TDP has fielded YSR Congress Party chief Jaganmohan Reddy's nephew Brahmananda Reddy, while the YSRCP has put up former minister Silpa Chandra Mohan Reddy, who lost the seat as a TDP nominee in 2014.

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is contesting from the Panaji constituency against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's confidante Girish Chodankar.

In the Valpoi contest, Health Minister Vishwajeet Rane is in fray against Roy Naik, the son of former state Home minister Ravi Naik, of the Congress.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has fielded Ved Prakash in the Bawana constituency, who won in 2015 Assembly elections as an AAP candidate. He resigned in March to join the saffron party.

The Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines are being used in Wednesday's poll.

The bypolls results will be declared on August 28.

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