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45 per cent polling in Sikkim

An estimated 45 per cent of the electorate cast their votes by 1400 hours in the election to the lone Lok Sabha seat and 32 Assembly seats in Sikkim, where 174 candidates are in fray.

india Updated: Apr 30, 2009 15:38 IST

An estimated 45 per cent of the electorate cast their votes by 1400 hours in the election to the lone Lok Sabha seat and 32 Assembly seats in Sikkim, where 174 candidates are in fray.

The polling has remained peaceful, Joint Chief Electoral Officer C P Dhakal said.

The Chief Minister and ruling Sikkim Democratic Front president, PK Chamling, another former Chief Minister and Sikkim Pradesh Congress Committee president Nar Bahadur Bhandari and Assembly speaker D N Takarpa were prominent among 167 candidates contesting the Assembly polls.

SDF's P D Rai and Congress' K N Upreti are among seven candidates in fray for the lone Lok Sabha constituency.