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.