Bypolls 2019 Updates: Arunachal Pradesh’s Khonsa West records highest turnout, UP’s 11 constituencies saw lowest

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Updated:Oct 21, 2019 10:21:40 pm

The election commission had made tight arrangements in all constituencies that went on polls.

Assembly Bypolls 2019Voters stand outside a polling booth in Himachal Pradesh.

Assembly bypolls 2019 Updates, Lok Sabha bypolls: A by-elections ended in all 52 constituencies across 18 states Arunachal Pradesh’s Khinsa west constituency recorded the record 89 per cent turnout, while 11 constituencies in Uttar Pradesh recorded the lowest 44.71 per cent till 6 pm on Monday. Results will be declared on October 24.

Polling in all constituencies Polling began at 7 am and ended at 6 pm. The election commission had made tight arrangements in all constituencies that went on polls.

In Uttar Pradesh, pollings were held in Gangoh, Rampur, Iglas (SC), Lucknow Cantonment, Govindnagar, Manikpur, Pratapgarh, Zaidpur (SC), Jalalpur, Balha (SC) and Ghosi. In total, 109 candidates are in the fray.

In Himachal Pradesh, bypolls were held to two assembly seats — Pachhad and Dharamshala. In Congress ruled Punjab, bypolls were held for four seats in which 33 candidates were in the fray. The four seats are Phagwara (reserve), Dakha, Jalalabad and Mukerian.

Bypolls were also held in five assembly seats in Bihar — Kishanganj, Nathnagar, Belhar, Simri Bakhtiyarpur and Daraunda These polls were touted as the semi-finals ahead of the 2020 assembly elections. In Odisha, the ruling BJD and BJP locked in a direct fight while the Congress is hoping to pull it off as the bypoll to Bijepur assembly seat in Bargarh district.

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    17:43 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Chhattisgarh: 74.39% voter turnout recorded till 5 pm in Chitrakote

    Chhattisgarh: 74.39% voter turnout recorded till 5 pm for the by-polls in Chitrakote assembly constituency on Monday. As many as 51 constrituencies have goneon bypolls across the country along Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly elections

    17:36 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Rajasthan bypolls: What is the voting per cent till 3 pm?

    Rajasthan's Mandawa and Khivsar Assembly constituencies that have gone to bypolls today have recorded 55.66 and 49.95 per cent voter turnout respectively till 3 pm.While thepolling started at at 7 am,it will continue till 6 pm, officials said.

    17:24 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Tamil Nadu bypolls

    Till 3 pm, 65.79 per cent voter turnout has been recorded from Vikravandi,while 52.18 per cent turn out has been recorded from Nanguneri. There are as many as 2.57 lakh voters in Vikravandi, while 2.23 voters are eligible to vote in Nanguneri.

    16:56 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    UP: Fake BLOs detained in Rampur

    In Uttar Pradesh, three fake Block Level Officers have been detained following reports if they were distributing unauthorised voter slips, Rampur DM AK Singh told times Now. They were picked up from Hadi inter College polling booth. Checkings are on in other booths as well.

    16:30 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    MP bypoll: 41.54% polling recorded till 1pm

    Nearly 41.54 per cent voting has been recorded till 1 pm in ongoing Jhabua Assembly bypoll in Madhya Pradesh.Earlier, aVVPAT unit had tobe changed at at one booth due to some technical problem, Jhabua collector Prabal Sipaha had told PTI.

    15:54 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    UP records 18% till 1 pm

    Uttar Pradesh has recorded 28 per cent voting till1 pm in the 11 constituencies that have gone on polls on Monday. Voting will continue till 6 pm.

    15:25 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Telangana's Huzurnagar reported 53% voting till 1 pm

    Till 1 pm, Telangana's Huzurnagar reported 53 per cent voting in the ongoing bypoll.the constituency is seeing multi-corneered contest between TRS, TDP, BJP and the Congress. There are no report of any No untoward incident. The polling that started at at 7 a.m, would continue till 5 pm.

    15:05 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Uttar Pradesh bypolls: Voting for 11 Assembly seats underway

    Voting for the bypolls to 11 Assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh is underway amid tight security. The seats are Gangoh, Rampur, Iglas (SC), Lucknow Cantonment, Govindnagar, Manikpur, Pratapgarh, Zaidpur (SC), Jalalpur, Balha (SC) and Ghosi. Eight of the 11 seats were held earlier by the BJP and one by BJP ally Apna Dal (Sonelal). The seats of Rampur and Jalalpur (Ambedkarnagar) were held by the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party, respectively.

    14:58 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Sikkim Assembly bypoll 2019

    Bypolls to the three Assembly seats in Sikkim is underway in a peaceful manner. Till 9 am, an average of 10.65 per cent voting was recorded. While Poklok Kamrang, in which Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang is in the fray, witnessed 13.69 per cent polling in the first two hours, Martam Rumtek recorded 11.02 per cent and Gangtok 7.24 per cent polling. A total of 44,534 voters will decide the fate of 15 candidates in the by-polls. The CM is not a member of the Sikkim Legislative Assembly. He is locked in a triangular contest against Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) nominee Moses Rai and Yadhu Kumar Rai of the Sikkim Republican Party (SRP) in the Poklok Kamrang seat.

    14:05 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Chhattisgarh bypoll: 39.53% polling till noon

    Around 39.53 per cent polling was recorded till noon in the byelection to Chitrakot Assembly seat in Chhattisgah on Monday. Six candidates are in fray from the Naxal-affected seat, reserved for Scheduled Tribe (ST) category, where the byelection was necessitated after Congress MLA Deepak Baij got elected to the Lok Sabha from Bastar parliamentary constituency. Voting will end at 5 pm. Voting was going peacefully and long queues of women voters were witnessed in several polling booths.

    13:46 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    MP bypoll: 24.76% turnout till 11 AM

    Nearly 24.76 per cent polling was recorded till 11 am in the byelection to Jhabua Assembly seat in Madhya Pradesh on Monday. Polling was going on peacefully. A VVPAT (voter verifiable paper audit trail) unit was changed at one booth due to some technical problem. The Congress has fielded former Union minister Kantilal Bhuria (68) from the seat against BJP's Bhanu Bhuria, who is contesting his maiden election.

    13:29 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Bypolls to 4 Assam assembly constituencies underway

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    13:10 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Punjab bypolls: 29% polling on four assembly seats till 11 AM

    Polling was underway for the bypolls to four assembly seats—Phagwara (reserve), Jalalabad, Dakha and Mukerian in Punjab with up to 29 per cent voting being registered in these constituencies. Till 11 am, polling percentage in Phagwara was 17.5 per cent, 23.5 per cent in Mukerian, 23.76 per cent in Dakha and 29 per cent in Jalalabad. There was no report of any untoward incident in these four assembly segments.

    12:59 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Odisha's Bijepur Assembly seat records 11% voting till 9 am

    An estimated 11 per cent of the over 2.32 lakh electorate have exercised their franchise in the first two hours of voting for by-election to Bijepur Assembly seat in Odisha, an election official said. Voting, which began at 7 AM, is underway in 285 polling stations with no untoward incident being reported from anywhere in the politically-sensitive constituency in western Odisha, he said.

    12:13 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Bijepur assembly bypoll: 100-ye-old woman casts vote

    Bijepur assembly bypoll: A 100 year old woman Lochana Naik today cast her vote in Barpali.

    11:24 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Gujarat bypolls: Six Assembly seats

    Voting for the bypolls in six Assembly constituencies in Gujarat is underway amid tight security. The seats are Tharad, Radhanpur, Kheralu, Bayad, Amraiwadi and Lunawada.

    11:14 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Peaceful voting underway in Himachal

    Voting for by-polls to two assembly seats in Himachal Pradesh -- Pachhad and Dharamshala underway.

    10:40 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Kerala bypolls: Polling disrupted in Ernakulam due to heavy rain

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    09:53 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Polling underway in 15 Assembly, one LS seats in Eastern region

    Voting for the by-elections to 15 Assembly constituencies and one Lok Sabha seat in six states of the eastern region began on Monday amid tight security. Of the 15 Assembly seats, five are in Bihar followed by four in Assam, three in Sikkim and one each in Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha and Meghalaya. The lone Lok Sabha seat going to the by-polls is in Bihar. Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang is among the prominent candidates in the fray.

    09:40 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Himachal bypoll: Polling begins in two assembly seats

    Polling for two assembly seats in Himachal Pradesh has begun at 8 am on Monday, a state election official said. The voting started at a slow pace which is likely to pick up during the day. The polling will continue till 6 pm, the official said. As many as 82,137 and 74,487 voters are eligible to exercise their right to franchise in Dharamshala and Pachhad respectively, Additional Chief Electoral Officer Rupali Thakur said.

    09:17 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Punjab bypoll: Polling underway on four assembly seats

    Polling was underway on Monday for the bypolls to four assembly seats—Phagwara (reserve), Jalalabad, Dakha and Mukerian in Punjab. Polling began at 7 am and will continue till 6 pm, officials said. Around 7.76 lakh voters are eligible to decide the fate of 33 candidates. The results of the elections will be declared on October 24. Seven companies of paramilitary forces have been deployed in four assembly segments, a poll official said. A total of 920 polling stations have been set up. Some polling stations in Dakha and Jalalabad have been categorized as sensitive.

    08:54 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Polling begins in two Assembly seats in TN, lone seat in Puducherry

    Polling begun in two Assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu and one segment in neighbouring Puducherry as voters turned up enthusiastically to cast their votes early in the day. As the voting exercise began by 7 am, women outnumbered men in a handful of polling stations at Vikravandi in Villupuram District and at Nanguneri in Tirunelveli district.

    AIADMK's M R Muthamizhselvan and Reddiyarpatti V Narayanan are in the fray in Vikravandi and Nanguneri segments respectively. DMK's N Pugazhendhi is contesting from Vikravandi constituency and its ally Congress party's nominee 'Ruby' Manoharan is testing his luck from Nanguneri. In Puducherry's Kamaraj Nagar too voting is going on peacefully where the ruling Congress party's A John Kumar and the Opposition AINRC nominee S Bhuvaneswarane are locked in a direct fight.

    08:38 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    UP bypoll: Voting in 11 Assembly seats begins

    Voting for the bypolls to 11 Assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh began on Monday morning amid tight security. Eight of the 11 seats were held earlier by the BJP and one by BJP ally Apna Dal (Sonelal). The seats of Rampur and Jalalpur (Ambedkarnagar) were held by the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party, respectively. The BJP, BSP, SP and the Congress have fielded their candidates on all the seats.

    08:36 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    By-election: Polling begins in two assembly seats in Rajasthan

    Polling in Mandawa and Khivsar assembly constituencies in Rajasthan began at 7 am on Monday amid tight security arrangements. The by-elections on both the seats are being held after Khivsar (Nagaur) MLA Hanuman Beniwal and Mandawa (Jhunjhunu) MLA Narendra Kumar were elected to the Lok Sabha in May this year. As many as 12 candidates, nine in Mandawa and three in Khivsar, are in the fray.

    08:22 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    Chhattisgarh bypoll: Voting begins for Naxal-affected Chitrakot Assembly seat

    Voting for the by-poll to Naxal-affected Chitrakot Assembly constituency in Chhattisgarh began on Monday morning amid heavy security. Six candidates are in the fray from the seat, reserved for Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates, where the by-election was necessitated after Congress MLA Deepak Baij got elected to the Lok Sabha from Bastar parliamentary constituency.

    08:05 (IST)21 Oct 2019
    MP bypoll: Voting begins for Jhabua Assembly bypoll

    Polling began on Monday for the by-election to Madhya Pradesh's Jhabua Assembly seat. The voting, which started at 7 am across 356 booths, will end at 5 pm.  The main contestants for the bypoll are senior Congress leader Kantilal Bhuria and BJP's Bhanu Bhuria, who is making his electoral debut. Three independents - Kalyan Singh Damor, Neelesh Damor and Rameshwar Singhar - are also in the fray. The constituency has 2.77 lakh voters, including three from the third gender, the official said.

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