79 per cent polling at Adampur, Ratia in Haryana

However, declined by 5.38 per cent as 75.79 per cent of the 1.37 lakh voters sealed the fate of 21 candidates.

Updated: Nov 30, 2011, 23:54 PM IST

Chandigarh: A high 79 per cent of the 3.14
lakh voters sealed the fate of 37 candidates who are in the
fray for the by-elections to the Adampur and Ratia Assembly
constituencies in Haryana which ended peacefully this evening.

Official sources said here that 81.84 per cent of the
1.76 lakh voters sealed the fate of 16 candidates who were in
fray for the Ratia assembly seat in Fatehabad district. The
polling was 3.85 per cent more as compared with 2009 general
election to the state assembly when the voter turnout was
77.99 per cent.

The voter turnout in Adampur assembly constituency in
Hissar district, however, declined by 5.38 per cent as 75.79
per cent of the 1.37 lakh voters sealed the fate of 21
candidates. In the 2009 general election the polling per
centage was 81.17, the sources said.

The polling in both the constituencies was peaceful and
remained brisk since morning when the voting process
commenced.

Congress has fielded former legislator Kulbeer Singh
against Renuka Bishnoi, wife of HJC-BL Chief Kuldeep Bishnoi
and INLD`s R S Baswana, who retired as Sessions Judge from
Kaithal in August.

Adampur has remained a citadel of former Haryana Chief
Minister late Bhajan Lal and his family. Lal himself won the
seat on nine occasions while his son Bishnoi resigned from the
seat last month after his election to the Lok Sabha from
Hisar, thus necessitating the bypoll.

PTI