West Bengal bypoll: Kanthi Dakshin records 79.7% voter turnout till 5 pm

An estimated 79.7 percent polling was recorded in the Assembly by-poll in Kanthi Dakshin constituency in East Midnapore district till 5 pm, a district election official said on Sunday.

PTI April 09, 2017 21:54:55 IST
West Bengal bypoll: Kanthi Dakshin records 79.7% voter turnout till 5 pm

Tamluk: An estimated 79.7 percent polling was recorded in the Assembly by-poll in Kanthi Dakshin constituency in East Midnapore district till 5 pm, a district election official said on Sunday.

West Bengal bypoll Kanthi Dakshin records 797 voter turnout till 5 pm

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"Till 5 pm, 79.7 percent voting was registered in Kanthi Dakshin Assembly constituency. Till now, no untoward incident reported has been reported," the official said.

Polling will was expected to end at 6 pm.

Over 2.5 lakh voters were eligible to exercise their franchise in this by-poll.

Voters, a large number of them women, cast their vote in 258 booths spread across the constituency since the morning hours, braving heat and humidity.

Five candidates are in the fray including Chandrima Bhattacharya of TMC, Sourindra Mohan Jana of BJP, Uttam Pradhan of CPI(M) and Nabakumar Nandi of Congress.

The by-election is being held after TMC MLA Dibyendu Adhikari's election to the Lok Sabha from Tamluk seat.

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