Daraunda: An estimated 44 per cent
voters exercised their franchise in the bypoll for Daraunda
assembly seat in Bihar`s Siwan district on Thursday.
Acting Chief Electoral Officer Arvind Kumar Chaudhary
told reporters at state election department office in Patna
that the polling was peaceful. Security forces arrested seven
people and seized four vehicles as preventive measures.
The polling percentage is comparatively lower than the
49.9 per cent votes cast in the constituency in the 2010
assembly polls, he said.
Nine candidates, including ruling JD(U)`s Kavita Singh,
RJD`s Parmeshwar Singh and Kalika Sharan Singh (Congress) are
in the fray for the seat which fell vacant following the death
of sitting JD(U) MLA Jagmato Devi.
Counting of votes will take place on October 17.