Brisk Polling in Eastern Region By-Polls

Brisk polling has been recorded in 15 Assembly seats and one Lok Sabha constituency in the eastern region in the by-polls which are being held on Monday.

The Assembly by-elections are in progress in five seats of Bihar, four in Assam, three in Sikkim and one each in Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha and Meghalaya respectively.

As per reports, no untoward incidents have taken place in the polling stations.

According to election officials, four assembly constituencies in Assam recorded 50.56 percent of voting while Bijepur Assembly seat in Odisha witnessed 37.1 percent turnout till 1 pm.

On the other hand, Khonsa West Assembly seat in Arunachal Pradesh recorded 53 percent turnout while Shella Assembly constituency in Meghalaya recorded 32.28 percent voting till 12 noon.  

Meanwhile, 22.19 percent voting recorded in five assembly seats in Bihar while in Samastipur Lok Sabha seat, 24 percent polling recorded during the same period.

In Sikkim, 26.51 percent polling was recorded in the three assembly seats till 11 am. A total of 44,534 voters are eligible to decide the fate of 15 candidates in the Sikkim by-polls.

Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang is among the prominent candidates in the fray.

Voting is underway in Samastipur Lok Sabha seat besides Kishanganj, Nathnagar, Belhar, Simri Bakhtiyarpur and Daraunda Assembly constituencies in Bihar.

More than 30 lakh voters are eligible to exercise their franchise to elect from among 51 candidates in Bihar.

Moreover, in Assam, by-elections to four constituencies – Rangapara, Sonari, Ratabari and Jania – will decide the fate of 20 contestants.

Some 6,78,898 voters, including 3,27,803 female and one of the third gender, are eligible to exercise their franchise.

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