Dhuri bypoll: 72 % voting reported till 6pm, final figures awaited
The voting for Dhuri assembly constituency by-poll started at 8 am here on Saturday. Over 1.52 lakh voters are eligible to exercise their franchise. 72% of the registered voters had cast their vote till 6pm, as per the Election Commission of India (ECI).chandigarh Updated: Apr 11, 2015 18:31 IST
Dhuri bypoll: 72% voting till 6pm
Dhuri bypolls: 56% voting till 3pm
Dhuri bypolls: 39% voting till 1pm
Dhuri bypolls: 23% polling till 11am
Dhuri bypolls: 15% voting till 10am
Dhuri bypolls: 9% polling till 9am
Voting begins at 8am
The voting for Dhuri assembly constituency by-poll started at 8 am here on Saturday. Over 1.52 lakh voters are eligible to exercise their franchise.
39% of registered voters voted till 1pm.
State election officials said all arrangements had been made for the peaceful conduct of the by-poll. A total of 766 poll officials will man 166 polling booths.
The election was necessitated after sitting Congress legislator Arvind Khanna, who was considered close to former chief minister Amarinder Singh, resigned from the seat in January due to personal reasons.
The main contest this time is between the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal and the Congress. There are 12 candidates in the fray.
The Aam Aadmi Party, which had won the Sangrur Lok Sabha seat in the general election in May last year, is not contesting the by-election. Dhuri assembly segment is part of the Sangrur Lok Sabha seat.
If the Akali Dal wins the by-poll, the party will gain a simple majority in the 117-member assembly.
The Akali Dal has been running an alliance government with the BJP in Punjab since 2007. The alliance won the 2012 assembly polls also.